Pamplona Bull Running 2011: The Bulls Are Coming! The Bulls Are Coming!

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The 2011 Pamplona Running of the Bulls stands to be another wild event if the crowds at the San Fermin Festival are any indication of what is to come.

The 2011 Pamplona Running of the Bulls stands to be another wild event if the crowds at the San Fermin Festival are any indication of what is to come.

In Spain, year in and year out, the fear of getting maimed has not stopped bull running revelers from placing themselves in horns way for the thrill of it.

While the San Fermin Festival has kicked off with thousands of people, many of which will soon be in full "run for your life!" mode, Pamplona does offer a scenic location above and beyond the chaos, so even for those heading out that way later in the year, there's more to do than just get stuck with bull horns.

In the mean time, enjoy this video of people getting stuck with bull horns, and the gallery of this year's rowdy San Fermin Festival.





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Pamplona Bull Running 2011: The Bulls Are Coming! The Bulls Are Coming!

Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival on July 6, 2011 in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to Spain's best-known fiesta: the nine-day San Fermin bull-running festival.

Revelers celebrate the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the San Fermin fiesta as one of them drinks wine of a small wineskin, in Pamplona, Spain Wednesday July 6, 2011 to celebrate the start of Spain's most famous bull-running festival with the annual launch of the "chupinazo" rocket. Perhaps best glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises," the San Fermin festival is known around the world for the daily running of the bulls.

A woman drinks wine during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival on July 6, 2011 in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to Spain's best-known fiesta: the nine-day San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO

Reveler kisses the traditional red neckerchief as ten of thousands people enjoy the San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday July 6, 2011 to celebrate the start of Spain's most famous bull-running festival with the annual launch of the "chupinazo" rocket. Perhaps best glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises," the San Fermin festival is known around the world for the daily running of the bulls. 

Revelers react as water is thrown from a balcony during the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, northern Spain, Wednesday, July 6, 2011. The fiestas 'Los San Fermines' held since 1591, attracts tens of thousands of foreign visitors each year for nine days of revelry, morning bull-runs and afternoon bullfights. 

Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival on July 6, 2011 in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to Spain's best-known fiesta: the nine-day San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO 

A man dives into the crowd during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival on July 6, 2011 in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to Spain's best-known fiesta: the nine-day San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO 

People wearing red scarves stand on balconies during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival on July 6, 2011 in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to Spain's best-known fiesta: the nine-day San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO ARMESTRE

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