BBC Homepage World Service Education
BBC Homepagelow graphics version | feedback | help
BBC News Online
 You are in: World: Monitoring: Media reports
Front Page 
World 
Africa 
Americas 
Asia-Pacific 
Europe 
Middle East 
South Asia 
-------------
From Our Own Correspondent 
-------------
Letter From America 
UK 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 

Friday, 7 July, 2000, 01:14 GMT 02:14 UK
Pamplona in party mood
Girls cheering
The crowd cheers "Viva San Fermin!"
Pamplona's San Fermin Festival, best known for bull-running and what Spanish TV described as the "organised anarchy" of non-stop eating and drinking, has been launched amid the roar of fireworks.

Musicians on balcony
A traditional drum-roll and bugle call at the start of the eight-day fiesta in honour of the town's patron saint

Firework-lighting ceremony
Cesar Palacios, captain of Pamplona's football club, launches the first rockets in the firework display

Pamplona square
The cobblestone square outside Pamplona's town hall is packed for the start of the festivities

Pamplona party-goers
An estimated 500,000 people, many in traditional red scarves and white shirts, witness the start of the festival

BBC Monitoring, based in Caversham in southern England, selects and translates information from radio, television, press, news agencies and the Internet from 150 countries in more than 70 languages.

Search BBC News Online

Advanced search options
Launch console
BBC RADIO NEWS
BBC ONE TV NEWS
WORLD NEWS SUMMARY
PROGRAMMES GUIDE
Links to more Media reports stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Media reports stories