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    THE ANNUAL "RUNNING OF THE BULLS" TOOK PLACE IN PAMPLONA, SPAIN YESTERDAY (JULY 7). THE?

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    THE ANNUAL "RUNNING OF THE BULLS" TOOK PLACE IN PAMPLONA, SPAIN YESTERDAY (JULY 7). THE EVENT, IN WHICH FIGHTING BULLS ARE ALLOWED TO CHARGE THROUGH CROWDED STREETS, TAKES PLACE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK-LONG FESTIVAL OF SAN FERMIN. THE BULLS, TO BE FOUGHT IN BULL-FIGHTS DURING THE FESTIVAL, ARE HERDED INTO THE MAIN RING THROUGH A CORDON OF USUALLY DRUNKEN YOUNG MEN--LOCALS AND TOURISTS--AND SERIOUS INJURIES AND DEATH ARE NOT UNKNOWN.

    SYNOPSIS: THE NORMALLY STAID AND QUIET SPANISH TOWN OF PAMPLONA CELEBRATED THE "RUNNING OF THE BULLS" ON WEDNESDAY. THE EVENT, AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK-LONG ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF SAN FERMIN, IS A DANGEROUS ONE, SIX-TON FIGHTING BULLS, TO BE FOUGHT IN THE TOWN'S MAIN BULLRING LATER IN THE DAY, ARE HERDED TO THE RING THROUGH BARRICADED STREETS CROWDED WITH COURAGEOUS--AND OFTEN DRUNK--YOUNG MEN.....

    ONCE IN THE RING, IT IS OPEN HOUSE FOR ANYONE WISHING TO TRY HIS HAND AT TAUNTING THE ENRAGED BEASTS. EVEN THE CALVES ARE FULL OF FIGHTING SPIRIT. THE ORIGIN OF THIS UNIQUE SPECTACLE, SEEN NOWHERE BUT PAMPLONA, IS UNKNOWN. WINE AND BEER, HOWEVER, OBVIOUSLY PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE PROCEEDINGS.......

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    Film ID:
    VLVA53VS1ATF0H5C0IH573FCFVAEM
    Media URN:
    VLVA53VS1ATF0H5C0IH573FCFVAEM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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