Photos: Pamplona Running Of The Bulls

Photos: Pamplona Running Of The Bulls

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PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Steers and bulls from the Ranch of Torrestrella run above a runner entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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by KHOU.com staff/ Gannett Affiliate

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Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:46 AM

PAMPLONA, Spain -- The Running of the Bulls is an iconic, almost legendary international event held in Spanish and Latin American countries. The largest event, held in Pamplona, Spain, consists of an 8-day festival in honor of Saint Fermin, leading up to the "running of the bulls." It's a ceremonal practice, though it's rooted in necessity: the tradition originated when Spanish farmers needed to transport their bulls from off-site corrals to the bullring, where they'd eventually be killed.

This year's event took place on July 7, 201 in the streets of Pamplona, Spain. There were no deaths reported. 

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