Tens of thousands party in Pamplona as running of the bulls festival opens
Tens of thousands of revellers showered each other with sparkling wine on Friday as the blast of a small rocket signalled the start of this year's running of the bulls.
Spain's most famous summer festival kicked off in the jam-packed and cobblestoned main square of the northern town of Pamplona.
People from around the world, many wearing the traditional red handkerchief and white shirt and trousers, roared their approval as an official on a city hall balcony declared the San Fermin festival under way. He then lit the rocket, its boom echoing through the plaza. ...