PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people are singing and dancing in the streets of this northern Spanish city to celebrate the start of the Pamplona's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival.

The festival started Wednesday with the traditional midday launching of a firework rocket — known as the "Chupinazo"— from Pamplona's town hall balcony.

Thousands of people jammed into the square down below, immediately began jumping and screaming "Viva San Fermin!"

The nine-day, street-pa...


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