In Pics: Running of the bulls at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival

Thousands of people flock to Pamplona in Spain every year to witness the running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiesta. Images from the celebrations.
  • A cow jumps over revelers lying down in the bull ring at the end of the fifth run of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain on Thursday. The festival will go on till 14 July. AP
  • From the balconies people watch participants running in front of Victoriano del Rio bulls during the fourth bull run. Hundreds of people run in front of six bulls and another six steers down an 825-metre stretch. AFP
  • Revelers are chased by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls. The run ends in the Pamplona’s bull-ring. Bull-runs are held between the 7th and the 14th of July each year. AP
  • Spanish bullfighter David Mora performs a pass with a bull during the third bullfight of the San Fermin festival. Reuters
  • Runners get trapped by steers at the entrance to the bull ring during the third running of the bulls. The running of the bulls was most famouly described by Ernest Hemingway in his 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises. Reuters
  • Participants hold up red scarves as they celebrate the ‘Chupinazo’ marking the start of the San Fermin festival. The chupinazo has officially marked the beginning of the fiesta since 1941. AFP
  • Participants celebrate the Chupinazo. After nine days, people meet in the Townhall Plaza at midnight on 14 July, singing the traditional mournful notes of the Pobre de Mí (Poor Me) to mark the end of the festival. AFP
  • Anti-bullfighting demonstrators protest against the running of the bulls, while standing in cardboard coffins and holding red flowers, on the Ayuntamiento Square in Pamplona. AP