July 7, 2008

Spain: Nine Hurt in Running of the Bulls

Nine people were hurt Monday, though none seriously, in the opening of Spain's annual Running of the Bulls.

In the first day of running from bulls set free in the streets of Pamplona, nine participants received varying scrapes and bruises though none were gored or hurt badly by the bulls, El Pais reported online.

The Running of the Bulls is an internationally acclaimed festivity that became world renowned with the publication of Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises, in which characters attend the festivities in Pamplona.