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Bulls: Fighting & Festivals

Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Nagapanchami festival, in Chikmagalur in Karnataka.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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French bullfighter, Sebastin Castella performs during bullfight at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls through the streets and to watch the bullfights.

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Spanish banderillero Joao Ferreira jumps in front a bull during a bullfight at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.

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Spanish bullfighter Alberto Lopez Simon, performs in the bullring with Puerto San Lorenzo's bull during a bullfight at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain. Revelers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.

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Revellers dressed in white and red clothes dance ''El Baile de la Alpargata'', at the end of the 2nd running of the bulls, at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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A man tries to clears the water from the bullring after heavy rain, at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain. The bullfight was suspended on Monday due to heavy rain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from Cebada Gago ranch, during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.

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Chase Outlaw, of Hamburg, Ark., rides Mish Mash during bull riding rodeo action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary.

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Revellers celebrate the official opening of the 2019 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain.

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Revellers drink wine as they start celebrating early while waiting for the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2019 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain.

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A municipal brass band makes it's away through a crowd of revellers during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2019 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain.

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Revellers react during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2019 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain.

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Revellers celebrate the official opening of the 2019 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain. The blast of a traditional firework opened Saturday nine days of uninterrupted partying in Pamplona's famed running-of-the-bulls festival. A member of the northern city's official brass band was chosen for this year's launch of the rocket, known as the "Chupinazo," to mark 100 years since the local ensemble's foundation.

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A giant member of San Fermin Comparse Parade takes part in a procession surrounded by people dressed in white and red clothes at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.

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Stephen Culling, of Fort St. John, B.C., wrestles a steer in rodeo action during the Calgary Stampede in Calgary.

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A demonstrator protests against bullfighting in front of the City Hall a day before of the famous San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Demonstrators protest against bullfighting in front of the City Hall a day before of the famous San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival will begin on July 6 with the ''txupinazo'' opening ceremony, with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old city.

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Farmers participate in a bull race during Sahyadri Festival at Abbalagere village in Shimoga district.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Alanganallur, in Madurai district.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Alanganallur, in Madurai district.

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A pair of buffaloes participate in a traditional buffalo fight held as part of Magh Bihu festivities at Boidyabori village, east of Guwahati.

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Volunteers try to control a buffalo during a traditional buffalo fight held as part of Magh Bihu festivities at Boidyabori village, east of Guwahati.

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Villagers watch a traditional buffalo fight at Baidyabori in Morigaon, some 80 km from Guwahati. The age-old buffalo fight was organized on the occasion of the harvest festival of 'Bhogali Bihu'.

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A pair of buffalos lock horns during a traditional buffalo fight held as part of Magh Bihu festivities at Boidyabori village, east of Guwahati.

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Spectators gather for a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Palamedu, in Madurai district.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A bull runs away from tamers during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A bull runs towards policemen guarding the arena during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A bull runs over a tamer during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Palamedu, in Madurai district.

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A man tries to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Bulls are made to jump across a blazing wall of fire during annual rituals to exorcise evil, on Makar Sankranti festival, at a village near Mysore.

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Ty Erickson, of Helena, Mont., competes in the steer wrestling event during the seventh go-round of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

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Chase Dougherty, of Canby, Ore., is bucked off his bull in the bull riding event during the seventh go-round of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

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Bull rider Trey Benton III, of Rock Island, Texas, soars through the air off the back of a bull named Single Wide during the PRCA Xtreme Bulls at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede in Silverdale, Washington.

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A villager runs in front of a cow inside a bullring, during the running of cows known as ''El Estrecho'' in the small village of Arguedas, northern Spain. The traditional run during the local fiestas is in honor of the patron saint Esteban.

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A villager tries to protect himself on top of a tree during the running of cows known as ''El Estrecho'' in the small village of Arguedas, northern Spain. The traditional run during the local fiestas is in honor of the patron saint Esteban.

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A young bull runs into a group of spectators standing on a sidewalk during the running of the bulls in Pillaro, Ecuador. Dozens of bulls run through this small Andean city and allowed spontaneous bullfighters shine with their pirouettes and with more than one accident among the curious.

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Residents distract a bull during a bull riding event on the eve of the annual Santo Domingo festival, in Managua, Nicaragua. The first ten days of August are reserved for festivities that include processions, bull riding, parties and church services to pay homage to the popular saint who is fondly referred to as "Minguito". The festival has its roots in the 1885 discovery of the 8-centimeter (a little over 3-inch) statue of Santo Domingo de Guzman — also known as St. Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Dominican religious order.

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Revelers dressed in white and red color hold candles and kerchiefs as they sing San Fermin's song ''Pobre de Mi'' to close nine days of the running of the bulls, music and dance, at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run ahead of fighting bulls from the Miura ranch during the last day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from the Miura ranch during the last day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run ahead of fighting bulls from the Miura ranch, taken with a slow camera shutter speed, during the last day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from the Miura ranch during the last day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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A 'Miura's bull runs along the bullring at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain. People from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.

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Demonstrators protest against bullfighting outside of the bullring against bullfighters at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla holds pirates flags in the bullring after a bullfight at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain..

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Bullfighters and assistants enter in the bullring for a bullfight at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla faces a bull in the bullring at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain. Revelers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.

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A Victoriano del Rio Cortes's bull push the horse of a ''picador'' in the bullring during a bullfight at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers wait for fighting bulls from the Victoriano del Rio ranch during the 6th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from the Victoriano del Rio ranch accompanied by steers during the 6th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from the Victoriano del Rio ranch accompanied by steers during the 6th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from the Victoriano del Rio ranch during the 6th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from the Victoriano del Rio ranch during the 6th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from the Nunez del Cuvillo bull ranch during 5th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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A reveller jumps over a heifer or young bull, following the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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A calf jumps over revellers entering at the bullring after the 5th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Young runners run beside a toy bull, at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from the Fuente de Ymbro bull ranch accompanied by steers during 4th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run ahead of fighting bulls from the Fuente de Ymbro bull ranch in this photo taken with a slow shutter speed during 4th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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A revellers takes a photo with his cell phone while others protect themselves as a calf jumps over them in the bullring after the 4th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from the Fuente de Ymbro bull ranch during 4th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from the Fuente de Ymbro bull ranch as they enter the bullring during 4th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.

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Revellers run next to a fighting bull from the Cebada Gago ranch accompanied by steers during the third day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Members of the San Fermin Comparsa Parade get ready to take part in a procession at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Street musicians play their music next to a table with liquors and foods, at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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A woman cools down with a red fan a a musician plays next to her, at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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People dressed in white and red perform the ''Alpargata'' dance as some have a breakfast of hot chocolate and Spanish ''churros'', early in the morning at the end of the second day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers wait to see the second day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Spanish bullfighter Gonzalo Caballero is pushed by a Jose Escolar's bull in the bullring during the bullfighter at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to Puerto de San Lorenzo's fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to Puerto de San Lorenzo's fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to a fighting bull from the Jose Escolar ranch and a steer during the second day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to a fighting bull from the Jose Escolar ranch and a steer during the second day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Revellers run next to a fighting bull from the Jose Escolar ranch and a steer during the second day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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A Puerto de San Lorenzo's bull enters in the bullring during the bullfight, at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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Spanish bullfighter Jose Garrido is pushed in the bullring by a Puerto de San Lorenzo's bull, at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part, during the eight days of the running of the bulls.

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A municipal brass band makes it's away through a crowd of revellers during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain.

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Revellers hold up traditional red neckties during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain.

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Revellers get ready for the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain.

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Revellers hold up traditional red neckties during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain.

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Revellers start celebrating early while waiting for the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain.

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Revellers hold up traditional red neckties just before the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain.

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A revellers shows his wine stained t.shirt while waiting for the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain.

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Revellers start celebrating early while waiting for the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain.

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Revellers start celebrating early while waiting for the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain.

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Revellers start celebrating early while waiting for the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain.

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Demonstrators protest against bullfighting in front of the City Hall a day before of the famous San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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