Tens of thousands of Bucket Lists got one item crossed off them this week as the city Pamplona, Spain held it's annual Running of the Bulls. The 2013 Running of the Bulls in Pamplona is still in progress -- it goes for a whole week (July 7 - 14), and it's not actually called the Running of the Bulls. It's called the San Fermin Festival, and the bulls are just part of the overall festivities. But as these pictures from the Running of the Bulls 2013 show, the bulls and those who run from them provide the festival's most memorable images.
Check the jersey that the guy is wearing in the middle of that picture to the left. Pretty clever, dude.
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Here is the scene you see in Pamplona before they let the Bulls loose. A million freaking people attend the Running of the Bulls each year. If you run with the bulls, your day begins at a horribly early hour like 5 a.m. local time. You have to be there by like 6 if you want a spot in that street. People are dumping sangria on you from above. Yes, this does result in some sweet wet t-shirt action.
Six bulls are released into the streets promptly at 8 a.m. local time. Runners -- called mozos by the locals -- wear white and red, and do whatever they can to provoke the bulls. Then they do whatever they can to get the hell out of the bull's way. There is no way you can outrun the bull, and runners are advised to step aside or else stay low.
After all this pageantry and life-threatening danger, the whole run is over in less than 5 minutes. The strip of cobblestone streets which the bulls run is only 930 yards (850 meters). At that point, the bulls run into the Plaza del Toros, where things tend to get bloodier and even more insanely dangerous.
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Nine best action pictures from the 2013 Running of the Bulls