One man was seriously gored, and three, including one from the United States, were slightly injured on Sunday (8 July) during the annual "Running of the Bulls" ceremony held in Pamplona, Spain.
TGV PAN People running along route of bulls
TGV PAN People and bull running towards ring
LV People watching from rooftop
TGV People running. One falls and trips others
TGV PAN More bulls and people running on route
TV People watching by roadside
GV People in ring waiting for bull
GV Bull running wild in ring
GV People watching
GV Bull knocking over people in its path in ring
SV People watching
GV Another bull charging
GV People in ring
GV & CUs People dancing down the street (4 shots)
CU Bottles in hand of dancer
SV & GV People, including tourists, setting at tables in park (3 shots)
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Background: One man was seriously gored, and three, including one from the United States, were slightly injured on Sunday (8 July) during the annual "Running of the Bulls" ceremony held in Pamplona, Spain.
The seriously injured man was caught on the horns of one of the six bulls which were run through the city's streets for the afternoon bullfight. The horn pierced his chest and damaged a lung. The injured American, a 24-year-old from Tennessee was taken to hospital for treatment but was not seriously injured.
The "running of the bulls", in which fighting bulls are allowed to run through the streets of Pamplona, marks the beginnings of the week-long festivities of San Fermin.
The ritual is a dangerous one for the participants. Young fighting bulls are taunted and fought by the young men of the town.
In the evening the men, dressed in white shirts and red or blue scarves drink wine and dance the Navarran jota -- a traditional Spanish dance.
SYNOPSIS: In Pamplona in Spain on Sunday the annual "running of the bulls" spectacle took place.
Young fighting bulls, due to appear in the bull-ring later in the day are herded to the ring through barricaded streets.
Most people stay out of the bulls' way, but some of Pamplona's young men take the opportunity to display their courage.
The origins of the spectacle which mark the beginning of the week-long festivities of San Fermin, are unknown. In this year's event three people were injured -- one was gored and had a lung injury.
Once the bulls are in the ring anyone is allowed in to try his luck. But locals warn novices that staying clear of an enraged bull is harder than it looks. One of Sunday's casualties was a young American.
In the evening the festivities continue. The young men, usually dressed in white shirts with red or blue scarves, dance the Navarrin jota--a traditional dance.
The wine flows freely and the hazards of the "running of the bulls" are over for another year.