Every year, in the Spanish town of Pamplona, the annual bull-fighting season starts with "the running of the bulls".
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3. GV Bulls released into bull ring 0.32
4. GV PAN Bull released into bull ring, charges at group of people on ground, chases others round bull-ring, some jump up on rails to escape 0.59
5. SV Crowd 1.02
6. GV Bull throws man on ground 1.03
7. GV Bulls chase people round bull-ring 1.17
8. SV Crowd, bulls chase people in ring (2 shots) 1.25
9. GV Bull runs into ring, jumps over seated people, crowd cheers (3 shots) 1.49
10. GV Two bulls in ring chasing people 1.57
11. GV Man is gored by bull, is carried away by rescuers 2.24
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Background: PAMPLONA, SPAIN
Every year, in the Spanish town of Pamplona, the annual bull-fighting season starts with "the running of the bulls". The animals are released onto the streets, and people attempt to beat them to the city's bull-ring. The festival is a good-natured affair - but often results in injuries. Thousands of visitors, many of them from other countries, swamp the town centre, to watch the spectacle. Once in the bull-ring, the amateur fighters attempt to challenge the bulls - most of them in a haphazard fashion. The animals retaliate and quite often inflict serious injuries. For many of the would-be bull-fighters Ernest Hemmingway's book 'The Sun Also Rises' encapsulated the image of the bull-ring and helped to make this event so famous. Although protests are lodged every year by medical authorities the tradition seems set to continue.
Source: REUTERS - MIKE GORE