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Spanish town swims in TOMATOES as thousands attend world's biggest food fight

Spain, Bunol
August 28, 2019 at 11:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Spanish town of Bunol, west of Valencia, will need a major clean-up after the annual food fight at the 'La Tomatina' festival on Wednesday, which covered the streets in a layer of fresh tomatoes so thick residents could bathe in the sauce.

Footage shows festival goers, some in swimming caps and goggles, as people threw a literal truckload of tomatoes at the crowd of thousands.

The festival, held on the last Wednesday of August since 1945, has inspired similar tomato fights from Texas to Guangdong province in China.

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The Spanish town of Bunol, west of Valencia, will need a major clean-up after the annual food fight at the 'La Tomatina' festival on Wednesday, which covered the streets in a layer of fresh tomatoes so thick residents could bathe in the sauce.

Footage shows festival goers, some in swimming caps and goggles, as people threw a literal truckload of tomatoes at the crowd of thousands.

The festival, held on the last Wednesday of August since 1945, has inspired similar tomato fights from Texas to Guangdong province in China.

W/S People on truck throw tomatoes in Bunol

M/S People throwing tomatoes from truck

M/S People throwing tomatoes from truck

W/S Truck moves through crowd

M/S Festival goers in swimming gear

M/S Festival goers

W/S Festival goers

M/S People throwing tomatoes from truck

M/S Festival goers struck by tomatoes

W/S People throwing tomatoes from truck

M/S Festival goers struck by tomatoes

M/S People throwing tomatoes from truck

M/S People throwing tomatoes from truck

M/S People throwing tomatoes from truck

M/S People use water hose on festival goers

W/S People use water hose on festival goers

M/S People throwing tomatoes from truck

M/S People throwing tomatoes from truck

M/S Water hoses and festival goers

W/S Truck moves through crowd

C/U Festival goer eating tomato

W/S Truck moves through crowd

M/S Festival goers diving in tomatoes

W/S street covered in tomatoes

M/S Festival goers diving in tomatoes

C/U Festival goers diving in tomatoes

M/S Man dumps water bucket on crowd from balcony

M/S Festival goers diving in tomatoes

M/S Tomato-covered festival goers stand against wall

W/S Tomato covered street

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