World: Pamplona: The Bulls Didn't Run

Violence kills a famed fiesta

Ever since Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises popularized its rowdy ritual of the running of the bulls, the Fiesta of San Fermin at Pamplona has attracted as many visitors each July as the Prado Museum. But last week some 135,000 tourists who had jammed into the prosperous provincial capital quickly forgot about the usual pastimes of drinking, dancing and corridas. Thousands fled in fear as the fiesta was canceled for the first time since the civil war by a series of riots that flared through Pamplona and across Spain's long-troubled Basque region. Before it...

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