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    Young fighting bulls took over the central streets of the north-eastern Spanish town of Pamplona on Wednesday (7 July) in the traditional "running of the bulls" ceremony.

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    Young fighting bulls took over the central streets of the north-eastern Spanish town of Pamplona on Wednesday (7 July) in the traditional "running of the bulls" ceremony.

    SYNOPSIS: It is only the brave or the very foolish who run through the streets with the half ton fighting bulls. Every year someone is hurt .. often seriously. The bulls are taunted and fought by young men .. both in the streets and later in the arena.

    This is the bullring where the fights take place after the ceremony is over. Almost invariably the animal is killed in a ritualistic duel between man and beast. But every day for a week the running of the bulls provides the best entertainment in the annual San Fermin festival.

    The bulls' horns are padded for the occasion but they can still cause much damage to their victims. One of those injured last year was a tourist. The local people warn strangers that staying clear of an enraged bull is harder than it looks.

    Devoted supporters of Spain's bullfights are taking particular notice of the bulls at Pamplona this year. The country's national fiesta is taking on a new look -- or rather it is returning to the days of pre-commercialisation. This does not merely mean more bullfights, greater rewards and larger crowds. As a result of regulations ordered by the bullfighting's ruling body, the bulls are bigger and fiercer .. and the drama has returned to the ring. Over the last few years increasingly younger and smaller animals have been appearing in the ring. The bulls of Pamplona had been young and slightly mild in comparison to the four-year-old beasts which have begun re-appearing in the arenas around Spain.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABF3LFVIBPCI2U1QUXQJWOHWU0
    Media URN:
    VLVABF3LFVIBPCI2U1QUXQJWOHWU0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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