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    Participants run next to Puerto de San Lorenzo fighting bulls during the first bull run of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on 7 July 2019. - On each day of the festival six bulls are released at 8:00 a.m. (0600 GMT) to run from their corral through the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town over an 850-metre (930-yard) course. Ahead of them are the runners, who try to stay close to the bulls without falling over or being gored.

    The Spanish city of Pamplona is holding its annual festival of San Fermin, a tradition carried out for more than 800 years, from 6 to 14 of July.

    Besides a pyrotechnic show and a number of folklore-related events, the San Fermin festival is famous for the encierro, or the running of the bulls that rarely ends without injuries for its participants.

    Over one million people participate in the festival annually.

    Sputnik has gathered the most impressive photos of the fiesta for you.

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