La Tomatina Food Fight in Spain

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Earlier today, the small town of Buñol near Valencia, Spain, hosted its annual Tomatina festival. Thousands of participants flooded the streets to throw more than 100 metric tons (220,450 pounds) of overripe tomatoes at each other. Because the event has become so popular, this year the town of Buñol introduced a limit to the number of participants and charged an entry fee. The event dates back to 1945, and while the origins of the festival are uncertain, it has become one of Spain’s most beloved (and messy) holidays.