In Pics: A Riot of Red & White at Spain’s San Fermin Festival

Hundreds of thrill-seekers, dressed in white clothes and red scarves, tested their bravery dashing alongside fighting bulls through the streets Pamplona in Spain at the annual San Fermin festival, which kicked off on Saturday, 6 July.

The week-long festival, which honours Saint Fermin, draws crowds from over the world due to its famous running of the bulls and bull fighting events.

The festival also shot to global fame after American author Ernest Hemingway immortalised the fiesta in his novel "The Sun Also Rises".

Here are some photos from the festival:

People wait for the launch of the ‘Chupinazo’ rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2019 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain.
People run next to fighting bulls from Cebada Gago ranch, during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona.
Revellers in the street ahead of the running of the bulls during the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.
Three men dressed in white and red clothes stand beside San Fermin’s shop at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.
Revellers run next to fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona.
Revellers sit atop of a wooden barrier during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona.
People running from the fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona.
A cow jumps over revellers following the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona.
French bullfighter, Sebastin Castella, holds his ‘’montera’’ before to entering in the bullring at the San Fermin Festival.
French bullfighter, Sebastin Castella, performs during bullfight at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona.

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