These Photos From Spain's La Tomatina Festival Are Super Saucy

Everyone in Buñol is seeing red today.
A reveller lies in tomato pulp during the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain.
A reveller lies in tomato pulp during the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain.
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It ain’t over until the last tomato gets thrown.

Spain’s annual world-famous food fight, La Tomatina, happened today. The fight brings thousands of locals and tourists together to throw tomatoes at one another and has been held in the Valencian town of Buñol since 1945.

At this year’s fiesta, 160 tons of ripe tomatoes were offloaded from trucks and given to the barely dressed crowd. The tomato-slinging lasted for an hour and yielded some gloriously saucy results.

Enjoy!

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Half-naked partiers packed the streets of Bunol for the hourlong battle.
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Participants enjoy the atmosphere as they take part in the annual La Tomatina festival.
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A man lies in a puddle of squashed tomatoes.
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Revelers battle with tomato pulp.
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Participants throw tomatoes at each other.
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A man is pelted with tomato pulp.
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Two women laugh as crowds of people throw tomatoes at each other.
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Participants sit on the floor, which is covered in tomato pulp.
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Revelers are covered in tomato pulp.
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Revelers pelt one another with tomatoes.
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Tomato, to-mah-to.

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