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Old 03-22-2008, 06:47 PM   #129
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Running Of The Bulls

The next day was the running of the toros. First the bulls (about a hundred of them) are paraded through town. Unfortunately I didn't get pictures of the best ones:

(the guy on the right is Garry Dymond, a fellow advrider living in the DF who came out to see the fun)

Even the kids get in on the action:

This is someone working on a typical bull's frame. Each of the little white cylinders is a rocket that will go flying into the crowds:

We spent a lot of time mixing with the locals. They would invite us onto their bulls, dace with us, etc. This is one of the parts of Mexico in which gringos are a novelty:

Then the fun began. One at a time, the bulls were lit and charged through the crowds. It's nearly impossible to photograph, but here's a few. Click through to the whole flickr pool:

Our party did not escape unscathed:

In the aftermath, the entire zócalo was covered in spent rocket cartridges:

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