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San Fermin, run with bulls festival

In Spain, the festival of San Fermin takes place every year, known as the “Running of bulls,” where everyone runs 850 meters from the paddock to the arena through the narrow streets of Pamplona, pursued by angry bulls. Pamplona – the capital of the autonomous region of Navarra in northern Spain, one of the oldest cities in the country. Thus bulls herded into the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza to participate in a bullfight, which takes place in the afternoon. Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza – the oldest bullring in Spain, where they spent the annual holiday extravaganza de Abril in Seville. The festival, founded in the 16th century, opened this year. At this event, a lot of injured people, but those wishing to participate is unbroken. In the morning running of the Bulls, and in the afternoon – a bullfight. Source:


On the third day of the annual San Fermin festival in Spain in the arena show acrobatic performances involving bulls. This is a unique sport that requires special courage and possession of his body. Recortador must jump over speeding it bull horn grasping his or her back or front side. The exercises were similar to those which in our time gymnasts perform on horseback (somersaults, flips, spins and jumps). Photo: REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

On the third day of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, participants flee from the breeding bulls from the Fuente Ymbro ranch to the arena. Photo: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Bulls drive through the old part of the city of Pamplona in Spain for eight days. Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Participants run ahead of the bulls on the second day of the festival in northern Spain. Every day, throughout the festival, at 8 am, six bulls from the pen exit each other through the narrow, brick-paved streets of the old city 850 meters to the arena. Photo: PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images

The fallen runner gets a good shake from the breeding bull at the San Fermin festival in Spain. Photo: REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu

The participant of the first day of the race was injured when he ran away from the bull. Photo: AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano

The Arena of the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza accommodates up to 14 thousand people. Inside its walls is a museum, in which you can see portraits of outstanding bullfighters, posters, costumes. On the territory of the arena tours are conducted with a detailed account of the glorious traditions of the Spanish bullfight. Photo: AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos

The bull jumps through a group of participants to the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza arena, Spain. This annual festival, which lasts for 9 days, attracts tens of thousands of foreign tourists every year. Photo: REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu

With the help of an ATV, the bull is enticed into the arena to participate in acrobatic performances, when the Recortador will have to jump through the bull rushing at him. Photo: REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

The French bullfighter Juan Bautista performs a trick with a bull during the bullfight on the fourth day of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on July 10, 2008. Photo: REUTERS/Susana Vera

The bull chases after the Recortadores during the acrobatic performances in the arena. The third day of the annual festival of San Fermin, Spain July 8, 2008. Photo: REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Spanish matador Francisco Marco kills the bull with a sword at the San Fermin festival on July 7, 2008 in Pamplona, in northern Spain. Photo: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

The French matador Sebastian Castella was bullied by an ox in the arena in Pamplona, in northern Spain on July 9, 2008. Photo: AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Spanish matador Diego Urdiales conducts the ritual of entering the arena before the bullfight in Pamplona, in northern Spain, at the festival of San Fermin. Photo: AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza

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