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The annual Tomatina festival in Spain has thousands of revellers pelting each other with tomatoes

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The streets of an eastern Spanish town were awash with red pulp on Wednesday as thousands of people pelted each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.
At the annual fiesta in Bunol, trucks dumped 125 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants, many from abroad, to throw during the hour-long morning festivities.
It was the second year non-resident participants were charged 13 dollars to take part. The town of about 20,000 people began charging to help pay off debts of some 7.2 million dollars. The event was sold out weeks ahead.
The event was inspired by a food fight between local children in 1945 in the tomato-producing region.

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