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Running of the bulls festival kicks off in Spain

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Published : Jul 13, 2018, 1:52 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (Photo:AFP)
Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (Photo:AFP)
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Participants run next to Jandilla fighting bulls during the seventh bullrun of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 13, 2018. Each day at 8am hundreds of people race with six bulls, charging along a winding, 848.6-metre course through narrow streets to the city's bull ring. (Photo: AFP)
 Participants run next to Jandilla fighting bulls during the seventh bullrun of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 13, 2018. Each day at 8am hundreds of people race with six bulls, charging along a winding, 848.6-metre course through narrow streets to the city's bull ring. (Photo: AFP)
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Spanish matador Julian Lopez "El Juli" performs a pass to a Victoriano del Rio fighting bull during a bullfight of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 12, 2018. There the animals are killed in a bullfight or corrida, during this festival dating back to medieval times.(Photo: AFP)
Spanish matador Julian Lopez "El Juli" performs a pass to a Victoriano del Rio fighting bull during a bullfight of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 12, 2018. There the animals are killed in a bullfight or corrida, during this festival dating back to medieval times.(Photo: AFP)
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Jandilla fighting bulls enter the bullring after the seventh bullrun of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 13, 2018. The festival also features religious processions, folk dancing, concerts and round-the-clock drinking.(Photo: AFP)
Jandilla fighting bulls enter the bullring after the seventh bullrun of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 13, 2018. The festival also features religious processions, folk dancing, concerts and round-the-clock drinking.(Photo: AFP)
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A reveller tries to escape from a fighting bull during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Friday, July 13, 2018. The San Fermin festival was first held in the 1400s. (Photo: AP)
A reveller tries to escape from a fighting bull during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Friday, July 13, 2018. The San Fermin festival was first held in the 1400s. (Photo: AP)
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Revellers wait for fighting bulls from the Victoriano del Rio ranch during the 6th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, July 12, 2018. The events are central to the plot in Ernest Hemingway's book 'The Sun Also Rises'. (Photo: AP)
 Revellers wait for fighting bulls from the Victoriano del Rio ranch during the 6th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, July 12, 2018. The events are central to the plot in Ernest Hemingway's book 'The Sun Also Rises'. (Photo: AP)
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A woman stands behind an image of Saint Fermin on a balcony during the 6th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Visitors from around the world travel to participate in the daring event. (Photo: AP)
 A woman stands behind an image of Saint Fermin on a balcony during the 6th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Visitors from around the world travel to participate in the daring event. (Photo: AP)
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Participants run next to Nunez del Cuvillo fighting bulls on the fifth bullrun of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 11, 2018. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.(Photo: AFP)
Participants run next to Nunez del Cuvillo fighting bulls on the fifth bullrun of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 11, 2018. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.(Photo: AFP)
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Tags: Spain, bulls, San Fermin festival, Pamplona