Running With the Bulls in Pamplona

By Jane Hwang - 2012-07-11T14:31:53Z

Photograph by Villar Lopez/EPA

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Horns in the Air

The San Fermin festival in Pamplona is expected to draw nearly a million visitors to the city of 200,000, most of them coming from New Zealand, Australia, France and the U.S. Many of the tourists come to participate in the bull runs, which were made famous by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." Festival goers attempt to outrun the bulls along a 825-meter (2,706-foot) route through the narrow streets of the old city. The bulls run each day from July 7 to July 14.

Left, a "novillo toro" (young bull) from the ranch of El Parralejo leaps over novice bullfighter Gomez del Pilar on July 5 after the "novillero" has abandoned his cape. Fortunately for del Pilar, the bull did not gore him during the first bullfight of the San Fermin fiesta.