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July 11, 2013
2013 San Fermin bull run festival

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- One person has been hospitalized after several thousand people tested their speed and bravery by dashing with six fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona.

Navarra Hospital chief Javier Sesma said the person sustained neck injuries in a fall in the fifth run of the famed San Fermin festival. However, he said no one was gored along the 930-yard (850-meter) route to Pamplona's bull ring Thursday.

There were moments of tension when a bull became separated from the pack and looked as if he would charge some of the runners. He was eventually guided into the ring without incident.

The nationally televised morning runs are the highlight of the 9-day street festival that became world famous after Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."

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A cow jumps over revelers lying down on the bull ring at the end of the fifth run of the famed San Fermin festival, in Pamplona northern Spain on Thursday, July 11, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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A cow jumps over revelers lying down on the bull ring as one of them is pushed by the animal at the end of the fifth run of the famed San Fermin festival, in Pamplona northern Spain on Thursday, July 11, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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A reveler flees from a Torrestrella' ranch bull during the fifth running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain on Thursday, July 11, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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People dance at the traditional 'alpargata's dance' at the Casino Principal after the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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A woman dressed in typical San Fermin white and red clothes, rests on a bench, at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, northern Spain on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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People dressed in typical San Fermin white and red clothes, dance in a street of the old city, at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, northern Spain on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Torrestrella ranch fighting bulls and revelers run during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Torrestrella ranch fighting bulls and revelers run during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers are chased by a fighting bull on Ayuntamiento square during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers are chased by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers are chased by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers are chased by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers run in front of Valdefresno ranch fighting bulls during the San Fermin fiestas, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers run in front of a Valdefresno ranch fighting bull during the San Fermin fiestas, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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A reveler falls in front of a Valdefresno ranch fighting bull during the San Fermin fiestas, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Spectators watch revelers run on Estafeta street beside Valdefresno ranch fighting bulls during the San Fermin fiestas, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Young revelers wait on a balcony to watch the start of the running of the bulls, at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers run on the Estafeta corner in front of Dolores Aguirre Ybarra ranch during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain on Monday, July 8, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers wait for the running of the bulls during the San Fermin fiestas, Monday, July 8, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers walk down a street during the San Fermin fiestas, Monday, July 8, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers wait early in the morning before the start of the first running of the bulls from Alcurrucen ranch, at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain on Sunday, July 7, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers wait on balconies before the start the first running of Alcurrucen ranch fighting bulls, at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain on Sunday, July 7, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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Revelers watch Alcurrucen ranch fighting bulls on the Estafeta corner during the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain on Sunday, July 7, 2013. AP / Alvaro Barrientos
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An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull tosses revelers during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 7, 2013. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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A revelers drives an Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bulls to the bullring during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 7, 2013. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Revelers are surprised by steerers, used to drive the fighting bulls, during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 7, 2013. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull runs towards revelers during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 7, 2013. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza

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