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1 Sep, 2016 18:41

Ketchup on all the best bits from Spain's mass tomato fight here (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Ketchup on all the best bits from Spain's mass tomato fight here (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The ultimate food fight was held on the streets of Bunol in Spain for the annual La Tomatina festival being held, with some 22,000 people chucking tomatoes at each other.

It all started off as a relatively clean affair.

Spain, what up?! #latomatina #tomatosoup #newshirt

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Then, trucks full of tomatoes arrived into the town and things got messy. Very, very messy.

#mayhem #latomatina #tomato #bunol #spain #rtwlayover2016 #gopro

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Tomato festival 2k16 yesterday was unreal! 🇪🇸 🍅💥#latomatina#valencia#spain

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While many seemed pretty content jumping around, some went a little further and found themselves swimming in tomato juice.

Bucket list- La Tomatina check #tomatoes #latomatina #valencia #bunol #igersspain

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Around 24 tonnes of tomato are flung during the epic food fight, which has been held in the town on the last Wednesday of August since 1945, although the origin is unclear.

#yesterday #latomatina #espana🇪🇸 #party #spain❤️ #live #love 🍅🍅🍅

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Only surviving picture from yesterday #latomatina #holiday #valencia #🍅

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Not everyone sees the fun in the event though, with some calling out organizers for wasting such an amount of food.

The event finished up after 90 minutes and, surprisingly, there were no major injuries reported.