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Italy hosts 'Battle of the Oranges'

The annual 'Battle of the Oranges' was held on Sunday in Ivrea in Italy. The festival stems from the 19th Century where rebellious commoners threw away food the feudal lord had given them.

The game now represents a battle between the hundreds of commoners on the ground and the guards that throw oranges from nine carriages.


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