Spain's annual Tomatina tomato fight draws thousands of pulp-covered revelers

The annual "Tomatina" battle, that has become a major tourist attraction with trucks dumping 160 tons of tomatoes for some 20,000 participants.

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    A reveler lays in tomatoes during the annual

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    Revelers celebrate the Tomatina by throwing ripe tomatoes and drenching each other in pulp.

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    Many, but not all of the revelers don protective eyewear during the food fight.

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    The Tomatina attracts tens of thousands of participants to the village of Bunol.

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    Revelers have been celebrating the Tomatina since 1945, when it was believed to have started as a food fight between local kids.

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    Revelers wrestle and slosh pulp on each other while participating in the annual Tomatina.

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    In years past, participants have pelted each other with as many as 160 tons of tomatoes during the hour-long battle.

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