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In pictures: La Tomatina
Revellers throw tomatoes
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Tens of thousands gather yearly for the tomato-throwing festival in the little Spanish town of Bunol.
Truck carrying tomatoes
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Trucks dumped 120 tonnes of tomatoes in the streets of the town to commence the festivities.
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Sometimes the revelry resembled scenes from a horror film.
Participant with Japanese headband
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The festival now attracts revellers from all over the world.
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Some preferred to wallow in the mess created by the throwers...
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...which became ever more liquid as participants were hosed down.



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