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The best photos from day 1 of Spain’s Pamplona bull run

WATCH ABOVE: The first bull run of the 2014 edition of Pamplona’s famous San Fermín festival

TORONTO – One person was gored in the leg Monday morning in Pamplona, Spain, on the first day of the city’s running of the bulls festival.

Thousands of tourists take in the annual event, which was immortalized in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises.

READ MORE: 1st of Pamplona bull-run sees 1 person gored

The event still attracts huge crowds—and headlines of people being gored by the bulls in the nine-day festival.

Animal rights activists protested Saturday, saying that 48 bulls are killed at the festival each year.

Runners avoid a fighting calf inside Pamplona Bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Revelers run while fighting bulls fall during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 7, 2014. AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza
Revellers run with Torrestrella’s fighting bulls along the Calle Estafeta during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
In this slow shutter speed photo, revelers run after Torrestrella’s ranch fighting bulls during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 7, 2014. AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza
A girl cries as a kiliki approaches to her during the Comparsa de Gigantes y Cabezudos ‘Giants and Big Heads parade’ during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
Revellers run with Torrestrella’s fighting bulls along the Curva de Estafeta during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
A band performs a jota (traditional song from the province of Navarre) during the San Fermin Festival, on July 7, 2014, in Pamplona, northern Spain. RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Revelers enjoy water being thrown from a balcony during the launch of the ‘Chupinazo’ rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos

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