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A runner is gored during the running of the bulls. Four runners have been gored during the event, officials said, and three sustained other injuries.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER LIZON / EPA

A sequence of images shows a runner being gored by a bull during this year's edition of the annual Pamplona event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Fernandez / EPA

A toy bull collides with a child during the "Little Bull Run" in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

A child runs in front of a toy bull in the "Little Bull Run" during the San Fermin Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

A cow jumps over revelers lying down on the bull ring as one of them is pushed by the animal at the end of the fifth run of the famed San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alvaro Barrientos / Associated Press

Revelers dance while musicians play traditional Basque Country music in the street after having lunch on the fifth day of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

Revelers are chased by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

People dance at the traditional 'alpargata's dance' at the Casino Principal after the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

Revelers run in front of a fighting bull during the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

Revelers run with fighting bulls at Calle Estafeta during the fourth day of the San Fermin Festival's traditional running of the bulls in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

A reveler eludes a bull's horn at Calle Estafeta during the fourth day of the San Fermin Festival's running of the bulls.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

A boy sprints away from the horns of a papier-mache bull that is run up the streets in Pamplona during a children's "running of the bulls."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPA

Leading bulls try to enter in the bullring during the running of the bulls in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VILLAR LOPEZ / EPA

Spanish bullfighter Manuel Escribano takes on his first bull in the ring in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER LIZON / EPA

An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull runs toward revelers during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

Revelers run with Dolores Aguirre's ranch fighting bulls at Curva Estafeta during the third day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

Revelers hold up traditional red neckties as tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's main square to celebrate the start of Spain's most famous bull-running festival with the annual launch of the "chupinazo" rocket.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alvaro Barrientos / Associated Press

People standing on balconies look at participants as they run in front of Alcurrucen's bulls during the first bull run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP/Getty Images

Several hundred runners, or "mozos," are chased by bulls from Dolores Aguirre ranch in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER LIZON / EPA

People watch the first bull run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP/Getty Images

Runners, or "mozos," are chased by bulls from Dolores Aguirre ranch in the second bull run of the San Fermin festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL FERNANDEZ / EPA

People jump in the sea during the traditional running of bulls at Denia's harbour, near Alicante.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Jordan / AFP/Getty Images

Bullfighter "banderillero" David "Chetu" Peinado is tossed by a Alcurrucen's fighting bull in the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

Bullfighter Antonio Nazare in the ring with a Alcurrucen's fighting bull during the second day of the San Fermin festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

An assistant bullfighter working for the matador Alberto Lopez Simon holds his bleeding head as he is helped from the ring after being gored in a bullfight in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Hollander / EPA

A reveler lifted on shoulders cheers as others throw Sangria around her as the Fiesta de San Fermin begins, in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Hollander / EPA

Revelers are sprayed with water thrown from balconies during the launch of the "Chupinazo" rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2013 San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

Revelers wait for the running of the bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

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Thrill-seekers test their bravery by dashing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona during the running of the bulls.

Every morning during the festival, six bulls specifically bred for fighting race through the narrow, medieval streets of Pamplona accompanied by an equal number of large steers — each wearing a clanking cowbell — tasked with keeping the pack tight and galloping at an even pace.

The run covers 930 yards from a holding pen on the edge of town to the central bull ring, where the large animals face matadors  in afternoon bullfights.

4 Comments

  1. July 9, 2013, 1:32 am

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    By: harpon@att.net
  2. July 9, 2013, 1:53 am

    great gallery – but the event is a shame …

    By: frizztext
  3. July 10, 2013, 3:02 am

    great angles (juxta points) of view!

    By: frizztext
  4. July 12, 2013, 10:18 am

    The guy getting hit by the bull in picture #5 is Bruce Wilson of San Francisco – bruce@relayfoundation.org

    By: PDThomas

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