Running of the bulls festival kicks off in Spain

Cebada Gago's fighting bulls jump over a runner on the first day of the San Fermin bull run festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

Each day at 8:00 am hundreds of people race with six bulls, charging along a winding, 848.6-metre (more than half a mile) course through narrow streets to the city's bull ring, where the animals are killed in a bullfight or corrida, during this festival, immortalised in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises" and dating back to medieval times and also featuring religious processions, folk dancing, concerts. 

Photo: AFP

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