07/07/2014 11:23 BST | Updated 07/07/2014 11:59 BST

Pamplona's Running Of The Bulls Festival Opens In Spain (PICTURES)

Spain has kicked off it’s annual eight day running of the bulls festival.

One person was gored in the event in Pamplona, which sees participants test their bravery and speed by dashing with 12 fighting bulls through the narrow streets.

A further four people were taken to hospital, though none were thought to be in a serious condition.

Fifteen people have died in gorings since record-keeping began in 1924.

The annual Fiesta de San Fermin was made famous by the 1926 novel by Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises.

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