In pictures: Famed Spanish bullfighting

The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups.
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Spanish matador Cayetano Rivera Ordonez performs a pass on a Jandilla's fighting bull during the fifth bullfight of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, on July 11, 2017.
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Peruvian matador Andres Roca Rey is tossed by a Jandilla's fighting bull during the fifth bullfight of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, on July 11, 2017.
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Spanish matador Miguel Angel Perera performs a pass on a Jandilla's fighting bull during the fifth bullfight of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, on July 11, 2017.
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Peruvian matador Andres Roca Rey is helped after been gored by a Jandilla's fighting bull during the fifth bullfight of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, on July 11, 2017.
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Spanish matador Manuel Escribano performs a pass on a Fuente Ymbro's fighting bull during the fourth bullfight of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, on July 10, 2017. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups.
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Spanish matador Cayetano Rivera performs a pass on a Jandilla's fighting bull during the fifth bullfight of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, on July 11, 2017.
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A Fuente Ymbro's fighting bull hits the burladero during the fourth bullfight of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, on July 10, 2017. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups.
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Spanish matador David Fandila aka El Fandi is tossed by a Fuente Ymbro's fighting bull during the fourth bullfight of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, on July 10, 2017. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups.
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