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In pictures: The third Pamplona bull run with protests but minus gorings

Thousands ran alongside the bulls, but only two were taken to hospital.

NO ONE WAS gored (thankfully!) on the third day of the bull run at the San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona.

Thousands of people ran alongside the six bulls through the narrow streets, but only two were taken to hospital for bruising in the event that lasted just under three minutes.

The 8am run sees thrill-seekers race with fighting bulls and their guiding steers along a 850-metre route from a holding pen to Pamplona’s bull ring.

The nine-day street partying festival became world famous with the 1926 publication of Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises.” It attracts tens of thousands of foreigners each year.

Here are the pictures. Each to their own.

In pictures: The third Pamplona bull run with protests but minus gorings
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    Revelers run beside raging bulls in Spain. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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    Kevin, 24 years old, from the US, is attended by medical assistants after he fell on the street during the third Valdefresno's bulls ranch run, at the San Fermin Fiestas in Pamplona northern Spain.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • Spain Bull Run

    Revelers wait for the bulls to be set loose. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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    Anti-bullfighting demonstrators protest against the bull runs, while standing in cardboard coffins and holding red flowers. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
  • Spain Bull Run

    Revelers run in front of a Valdefresno ranch fighting bulls during the San Fermin fiestas, Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. Revelers from around the world come to San Fermin festival to take part on the party and on some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel 'The Sun Also Rises'. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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    Anti-bullfighting demonstrators. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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    A reveler falls in front of a raging bull. Ouch. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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    Spanish bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs with a Dolores Aguirre fighting bull during a bullfight of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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