The festival of San Fermin 2011
• The festival of San Fermin 2011
Every year the festival of San Fermin attracts thousands of tourists in Pamplona, Spain. During the nine days of celebrating the festival held bullfights, a carnival, fireworks, and, of course, running with the bulls.
Celebrated since 1591, the San Fermin festival remains popular, but at the same time dangerous and causing a lot of debate. This year has been injured several people, although the festival will last until July 14. At issue are pictures of the first few days of the celebration of the festival this year.
Fighting bull ranch Torrestrella in the arena during the festival of San Fermin in Pamplona July 7.
The Chilean Alonso Seardi a photo when he was severely wounded bull during a fiesta in 2010, in Pamplona. Seardi almost died when Halftone bull horn pierced his chest last year, but it is going to repeat the race with the bulls this year. He was presented the photo after photo shoot.
Tens of thousands of participants of the festival with the traditional red scarf on the main square of Pamplona in Spain, at the beginning of the famous festival. (AP Photo / Ivan Aguinaga)
The traditional red scarves, which marked the beginning of the fiesta.
The participants of the festival in Pamplona.
The festival participants while pouring water from balconies in Pamplona.
The festival participants at the official opening of the fiesta.
Youth during Chupinazo in Pamplona.
The man in the midst of the holiday to the City Hall of Pamplona.
The girl tries to drink wine during Chupinazo on 6 July.
The Spaniard jumps from a fountain in the crowd at Navarreria Square in Pamplona.
The wounded young man after jumping from the fountain in Pamplona. A crowd of party-goers did not catch, and he fell down on the ground, seriously injure.
The boy sleeps in the street after the first race with the bulls in Pamplona.
Working with stuffed bull named Bravo carry it into a hotel in Pamplona.
Kissing couple after the race with the bulls at the San Fermin Festival.
"Cilicia" is trying to reassure a frightened boy during a parade big-dolls on the fiesta of San Fermin in Pamplona. Huge puppets accompanied by the orchestra are in the city during the nine-day festival, the famous American writer Ernest Hemingway.
Participants of the festival running alongside the bulls on Estafeta street.
A tourist takes pictures from the balcony of the race with the bulls on Estafeta Street in Pamplona.
The boy fell under the bull during the first race.
The Spanish (and not only) run from the bulls from the ranch Sebada Jose Gago during the second race in Pamplona.
Photographer preparing camera to race at the famous Estafeta street.
Running of the Bulls festival participants in Pamplona July 8.
The young man hooked horn lead bull.
The police have arrested over a drunken man in the second race of bulls.
The man trying to escape from a bull, looking up from colleagues.
Participants run with the bulls Sebada Gago.
The calf jumping into the crowd in Pamplona.
The bull attacked one of the participants of the race.
Assistants are waiting for the beginning of the bullfighting matadors.
Mexican matador Arturo Saldivar is getting ready for the beginning of bullfighting.
Mexican matador Arturo Saldivar in action.
Horse bullfighter Pablo Hermosa de Mendoza at the bullfights in Pamplona July 6.
Spanish bullfighter Jimenez Fortes fell in front of a bull during a bullfight in Pamplona. Fortes was able to roll, thus avoiding the sharp horns of a bull. Novilleros - stage of preparation for the bullfight, when the young matadors are the young calves.
Mexican matador Arturo Saldivar during a bullfight.
Dead bull dragged away from the scene.
Statement by the Spanish matador Arturo Saldivar.