Spain's annual San Fermin festival left four injured on July 8 when six bulls and six steers were unleashed in the streets of Pamplona during the festival's second bull run. As is the custom, revelers run among the bulls and try to dodge being trampled or gored by the enormous creatures.
The race is kicked off with fireworks, which set the animals on a tear through the streets. A 41-year-old American man and three Spaniards were hospitalized, though none were gored by the bulls' horns.
The course run by the bulls is only 2,800 feet (849 meters) but leaves plenty of time, and room, for danger, especially in the narrower thoroughfares.
The San Fermin festival runs for nine days and combines parties with the spectacle for which it is most famous: the running of the bulls. These runners found themselves flying into Denia's harbor, just ahead of their fate.
Thousands of runners -- last year more than 20,000 runners participated in eight bull runs -- do their best not to get cornered. Since 1911, 15 people have been killed in the event.
The festival also includes more traditional bullfighting. Here Antonio Nazare plies his unusual and risky trade.
Sometimes the runners end up trading their bravado for a stretcher and a medical services team. Last year's run hospitalized nearly 40 people, four of whom were gored.