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July 9, 2012
Third day of the Pamplona bull running fiesta

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- Two Britons and an American were gored Monday on the third day of Spain's famed running of the bulls through the cobblestoned streets of Pamplona, the most gorings for one run so far this year.

Thousands of daredevil runners charged ahead of six fighting bulls let loose for the annual San Fermin festival in northern Spain, and the three were gored by one that broke free from the pack just before entering the city's bullring, a Navarre regional government statement said.

None of those gored were seriously injured. Four other people were treated for cuts and bruises sustained in the adrenaline-fueled dash along the 849-meter (928-yard) course. The run lasted just over three minutes.

The morning runs are the highlight of the annual festival, which is also a massive street party that attracts many international visitors and became world famous with the publication of Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."

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A bull jumps over revelers in the bull ring, at the end of third running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Monday, July 9, 2012. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers run in front of a Cebada Gago's ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 9, 2012. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers run on the Callejon way surrounding by two Cebada Gago ranch fighting bull, during the third running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Monday, July 9, 2012. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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A cow jumps over revelers on the bull ring, at the end of third running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Monday, July 9, 2012. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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A reveler tries to escape a bull in the bull ring, at the end of third running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Monday, July 9, 2012. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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A reveler is tossed by a bull in the bull ring, at the end of third running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Monday, July 9, 2012. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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A reveler is tossed by one cow in the bull ring, at the end of third running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Monday, July 9, 2012. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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People look at from balconies revelers run on the Estafeta corner during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers run during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers run on the Estafeta corner as a fighting bull from Miura ranch go on the way during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers run on the Estafeta corner as a fighting bull from Miura ranch go on the way during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers run and fall in front of a Miura's ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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A steer makes his way trough a pack of revelers during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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A cow jumps over revelers in a bullring during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012. AP / Ivan Aguinaga
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A cow jumps over revelers in a bullring during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012. AP / Ivan Aguinaga
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A reveler is tossed by a fighting cow at the bullring after the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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A fighting bull from Miura ranch passes over revelers as they go on the way during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012. AP / Ivan Aguinaga
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Reveler waits to starting on the Estafeta corner early in the morning the second running of the bull with Miura fighting bulls, at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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A reveler is tossed, left, by a Dolores Aguirre Yabarra ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona Spain, Saturday, July 7, 2012. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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A reveler is tossed by a Dolores Aguirre Yabarra ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona Spain, Saturday, July 7, 2012. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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A reveler is tossed by a Dolores Aguirre Yabarra ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona Spain, Saturday, July 7, 2012. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers hold up traditional red neckties during the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the 2012 San Fermin fiestas, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. Revelers from around the world kick off the San Fermin festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers hold up red scarves during the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the 2012 San Fermin fiestas, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. Revelers from around the world kicked off the San Fermin festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls. AP / Ivan Aguinaga)
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The music band plays after the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the 2012 San Fermin fiestas, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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A musical band march during the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the 2012 San Fermin fiestas, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Ivan Aguinaga)
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Reveler enjoys pouring water down from a balcony during the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, northern Spain, Friday, July 6, 2012 to celebrate the start of Spain's most famous bull-running festival. Perhaps best glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises," the San Fermin festival is known around the world for the daily running of the bulls. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers enjoy water throwing from a balcony during the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, northern Spain, Friday, July 6, 2012 to celebrate the start of Spain's most famous bull-running festival. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers enjoy water throwing from a balcony during the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, northern Spain, Friday, July 6, 2012 to celebrate the start of Spain's most famous bull-running festival. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers are sprayed with water after the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the 2012 San Fermin fiestas, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers cool off as they are doused with water thrown from balconies after the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the 2012 San Fermin fiestas, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Ivan Aguinaga)
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Revelers are sprayed with water after the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the 2012 San Fermin fiestas, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers in Ayuntamiento square, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Friday, July 6, 2012 celebrate the start of Spain's most famous bull-running festival with the annual launch of the "chupinazo" rocket. AP / Alvaro Barrientos

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