The famous Spanish festival of San Fermin

Today is the last day of the famous Spanish festival of San Fermin - a nine-day festival held since 1591. Tens of thousands of foreign visitors come to Pamplona each year for traditional runnings of the bulls and evening bullfight. Although Pamplona became world famous thanks to the local traditions associated with the runs and bullfights every year opposition from animal rights is becoming stronger. Therefore, parliament nearby Spanish province of Catalonia will soon hold elections - whether to hold bullfights in general. New restriction in Pamplona - no vuvuzelas! Sales noisy horns were banned, as the city is already too loud in this bright holiday. Collected here are photos of the San Fermin festival 2010.





Spanish matador Oliva Soto looks at the bull during a bullfight at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 9. (RAFA RIVAS / AFP / Getty Images)




The statue of Saint Fermin is carried in a procession in Pamplona July 7. (AP Photo / Ivan Aguinaga)




Participants of the festival hold traditional red scarves during the 'Chupinazo "- the official opening of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona. (AP Photo / Alvaro Barrientos)




The participants of the San Fermin festival gathered in the square during the Chupinazo. (AP Photo / Victor R. Caivano)




Woman throw above the crowd during the celebration of the San Fermin festival. (AP Photo / Alvaro Barrientos)



A young man jumps from a fountain in the crowd. (Denis Doyle / Getty Images)



Fireworks lights up the sky above Pamplona during the celebration of the San Fermin festival on July 8. (RAFA RIVAS / AFP / Getty Images)



Figures dancing in the streets during the "parade of large heads» («Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos») in Pamplona July 13. Huge puppets passed through the city to the accompaniment of a brass band. (REUTERS / Eloy Alonso)



People watching from the balcony on Estafeta Street, where the famous races of the bulls. (AP Photo / Victor R. Caivano)



People run to the bullring on the fifth day of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 10. After the race the bulls three people needed medical assistance. The whole race lasted 2 minutes 53 seconds. (REUTERS / Vincent West)



Participants of the festival run before the bulls from the ranch of Fuente Umbro during the third race in Pamplona. (RAFA RIVAS / AFP / Getty Images)



Participants of the festival running of the bulls from the ranch Penadzhara past the City Hall. (REUTERS / Vincent West)



Runners before the bull run from the ranch Victoriano del Rio. (PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP / Getty Images)



Young bull jumps over the participants of the festival during the second race with the bulls in Pamplona. Six people were hospitalized and two bulls horns pierced. (REUTERS / Joseba Etxaburu)



Young bull run for participants of the festival in the arena for bullfighting. (AP Photo / Victor R. Caivano)



Bull pushes the young man in the arena. (REUTERS / Eloy Alonso)



Medical staff takes a man from the place of running with the bulls in Pamplona on July 9. (REUTERS / Vincent West)



Spanish bullfighter Jesús Martínez Barrios "Morenito de Aranda" is waiting for the beginning of the bullfighting on July 8. (REUTERS / Vincent West)



Spanish matador Oliva Soto, fighting in the arena with a bull in Pamplona. (RAFA RIVAS / AFP / Getty Images)



Blood gushes from a wounded bull during a bullfight on July 10. (PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP / Getty Images)



Bull gores banderilleros during bullfighting. (PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP / Getty Images)



A couple kisses in the morning at the image of Saint Fermin, at the corner of Estafeta Street, a few hours before the beginning of the eighth and final race of the bulls. (AP Photo / Alvaro Barrientos)



Participant of the festival is sleeping on the street after the sixth day of celebration. (AP Photo / Manu Fernandez)



A child cries next to Karavinagre, one of the six major goals, known as Kilikis who walk through the streets of Pamplona, ​​scaring the children. (REUTERS / Eloy Alonso)



Participants of the festival running of the bulls from the Miura ranch Santo Domingo Street Pamplona. (AP Photo / Alvaro Barrientos)



Participants run in front of bulls from the ranch of Dolores Aguirre Ybarra for the fourth race of July 10. (PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP / Getty Images)



Participant of the festival on the horns of a bull raised ranch Sebada Gago during the second race on July 8. This young man was among the six injured who was hospitalized after the race, which lasted 3 minutes and 30 seconds. (REUTERS / Eloy Alonso)



Rumble Miura bull ranch falls after turning on Estafeta Street during the fifth race in Pamplona on July 11th. (REUTERS / Susana Vera)



Participant of the festival runs from a bull during the festival July 14. (AP Photo / Manu Fernandez)



Participants of the festival run before the bulls from the ranch Victoriano del Rio on the sixth day of the festival. (RAFA RIVAS / AFP / Getty Images)



The child runs away from a toy bull during the celebration of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona. (REUTERS / Joseba Etxaburu)



Rekortador jumps over a bull during the competition in the arena of Pamplona in the fifth day of the celebration. (REUTERS / Joseba Etxaburu)



Spanish bullfighter Jose Miguel Perez teases the bull in the arena during a bullfight on July 10. (REUTERS / Eloy Alonso)



Spanish bullfighter Francisco Marco performs during a bullfight on July 8. (AP Photo / Alvaro Barrientos)



Spanish bullfighter Manuel Jesus Cid "El Cid" looks at the death of the bull during a bullfight July 13. (PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP / Getty Images)



Spanish bullfighter help up after he was hit by a bull, nearly severing his ear. (REUTERS / Vincent West)



Spanish matador Oliva Soto, speaking at a bullfight arena in Pamplona July 9. (RAFA RIVAS / AFP / Getty Images)



Spanish bullfighter Salvador Cortes sticks his sword into the bull during a bullfight July 7. (AP Photo / Victor R. Caivano)



Spanish bullfighter Manuel Jesus Cid "El Cid" is beside the dying bull in the arena after a bullfight in Pamplona July 13. (REUTERS / Vincent West)



Spanish bullfighter Hoselillo holding flowers and two bovine ear after the killing of the bull in the bullfight July 10. (PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP / Getty Images)

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