A man dressed as a momotxorro mythological character tries to hit a girl taking part in the ancient carnival of Unanu in the north of Navarra province in Spain on March 8. Momotxorros chase locals and hit them with sticks. (Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images)
Spain's San Fermin festival in Pamplona kicks off, featuring its famous 'Running of the bulls'. Last year 20,500 people took part in the festival's eight bull runs, nearly half of them coming from abroad, mostly the United States, Australia and Britain. Pamplona officials expect about half a million people will flock to the city of 200,000 residents during the festival, which dates back to medieval times.