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Revelers in Masaya, Nicaragua run away from a bull during festivities in honor of the city's patron saint, San Jeronimo, on Sept. 30, 2011. The town, about 16 miles south of Managua, is noted for its annual festival which is rooted in the Catholic faith of its people. In addition to the bull running, residents participate in folkloric dances and street processions for three months.