The streets of Bunol are splattered with red after the world’s largest food fight.
The annual Tomatina fiesta took place on Wednesday in a village outside of Valencia, Spain, where trucks dumped 160 tons of tomatoes for around 20,000 participants, according to the Associated Press.
There are only a two rules at Tomatina: no throwing hard objects and phones, cameras and backpacks are to be left behind.
The festival traces its roots back to 1945, when an actual food fight broke out with fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes.
The food fight has been an organized event every year since, minus a few years in the 1950s when it was banned. (In 1957, people protested by holding a funeral for a tomato.) It is now a major tourist attraction and the tickets this year sold out quickly.
Below are the vibrant and action-packed photos from Tomatina. The images show people of all ages finding pure joy in pelting each other with tomatoes.
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