Running of the bulls festival opens in Pamplona, Spain

July 7, 2014 2:16 AM

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Running of the bulls festival opens in Pamplona, Spain

PAMPLONA, Spain -- Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday for the start of Spain's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival - a potent mix of adrenaline and alcohol-fueled celebrations that span over a week.

The fiesta, an uproarious blend of hair-raising daily bull runs and all-night partying, was immortalized in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." The event still attracts huge crowds - and headlines of people being injured by the bulls - every year.

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