2012 running of the bulls
• Runs bulls 2012
Every year thousands of thrill-seekers from around the world come to the city of Pamplona - one of the oldest cities in Spain to take part in the festival of San Fermin. For the first time he was back in 1591.
The festival usually lasts for 9 days and begins with the "Running of the Bulls" - joint races of bulls in the city and people. Carnivals, fireworks, and, of course, a lot of bulls - all of this festival of San Fermin 2012.
The Festival of San Fermin - this is not a highly spiritual celebration. It is accompanied by copious libations of alcohol (especially popular in Spain fruit wine "Sangria"), dancing, and other attributes of fun.
Such traditional red scarves raised up, means the official opening of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, June 6, 2012.
About the beginning of the Running of the Bulls - joint races of bulls in the city and the people - heralds squib (chupinazo). Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2012.
All this is accompanied by wild fun ...
... and the sea, sangria.
Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2012.
In the streets of Pamplona carry flaming stuffed bull, July 8, 2012.
During the San Fermin festival parade of giants and big heads, Pamplona, July 8, 2012.
Bulls (which are specifically designed for this bulls cabestros) issued from the pen and starts running through the streets of Pamplona, July 9, 2012. Less extreme people are watching the scene from their balconies.
Perhaps, it is difficult to imagine a more extreme fun than jogging together with a bunch of huge bulls, July 7, 2011.
On the run with the bulls involves not only men but also women. Hanging on the horn of the bull man - a tourist from Japan who came to Pamplona for new experiences.
A huge bull dragged him down the street about 50 meters, and the Japanese suffered a back injury. Impressions last long.
Meanwhile, the bulls run through the streets of Pamplona are continuing, Spain, July 9, 2011.
Sometimes, enters and they fall on the corners of the bulls.
During the San Fermin festival, Pamplona in the late afternoon the streets are beginning to look like this.
And the figures moved sangria, that's right.
At the end of the "Running of the Bulls", about 850 meters long, which allowed overcoming the two and a half minutes, the bulls come running to the arena, Pamplona, Spain, July 8, 2012.
Often, the bulls come running to the arena right on the head, Pamplona, Spain, July 8, 2012.
together with the bulls in the arena runs a large crowd.
And bullfight begins in the arena. Our site loves animals, so all this action will not show. In the photo: Spanish matador, Pamplona, Spain, July 8, 2012.
A general view of the bullring in Pamplona, where the bullfights, July 7, 2012.
In the arena of representation takes place with the bulls.
The caster bull in the arena.
This year the festival of San Fermin - running of bulls - will last until July 14.