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It's San Fermin festival time in Pamplona, which means bulls and humans are running in the streets. The event draws thousands of visitors but is criticized by groups promoting animal welfare.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAFA RIVAS / AFP / Getty Images

A reveler is tossed by a bull in the bull ring at the end of third running of the bulls in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alvaro Barrientos / Associated Press

The world's newest nation, South Sudan, is celebrating its first birthday. In Juba, a man adorned with the nation's flag prepares to dance at a celebration at the John Garang mausoleum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shannon Jensen / Associated Press

Wounded veterans of the People's Liberation Army march in a parade celebrating the first anniversary of South Sudan's independence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIULIO PETROCCO / AFP / Getty Images

Intense flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia killed at least 150 people after torrential rains dropped nearly a foot of water. A woman in Nizhnebakansky stands in front of her damaged home.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

A diver observes the sea life attracted to artificial reefs in the bay of Marseilles. The 494-acre habitat, between the islands of Friuli and the Prado Bay, is one of the largest artificial reefs in Europe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BORIS HORVAT / AFP / Getty Images

As temperatures soar, a woman and her young son cool off in a fountain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANDY CHENG / AFP / Getty Images

Morning. Time for prayer on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India. A Hindu priest rotates a traditional oil lamp as part of the prayer ritual.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

Hindu pilgrims make their way to the Amarnath cave near Sangam, India. Thousands of pilgrims annually go to the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath at 12,756 feet above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

In Sabucedo, Spain, "aloitadores," or fighters, struggle with wild horses during the 400-year-old "Shearing of the Beasts" festival. Hundreds of wild horses were rounded up from the mountains to be trimmed and marked.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP / Getty Images

Torrential rainfall has hit the southern and eastern parts of north China. Cyclists make their way along a flooded street in Lianyungang.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

At the Government House in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is greeted during an arrival ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brendan Smialowski / Associated Press

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Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, where participants run with Cebada Gago bulls during the third run of the San Fermin festival. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists despite criticism from groups advocating animal welfare.

The world’s newest nation, South Sudan, is celebrating its first birthday with parades and other celebrations. The has avoided a return to all-out war with Sudan but has seen its economy crippled after it shut down its oil industry, and thousands of refugees are streaming into the country every week to avoid violence across the border in Sudan.

Intense flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia has killed at least 150 people after torrential rains dropped nearly a foot of water, forcing many to scramble out of their beds for refuge in trees and on roofs.

Elsewhere: On the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India, a Hindu priest rotates a traditional oil lamp in circular movements as he performs morning prayers; thousands of pilgrims head to the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath at 12,756 feet above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction; and in China cyclists ride along a flooded street after torrential rainfall hit the southern and eastern parts of the country, causing flooding in low-lying areas across the region.

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