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Last Updated: Thursday August 27 2009 09:59 GMT

In pictures: Massive tomato fight

Huge food fight

A huge food fight festival takes place in the village of Bunol, near Valencia in Spain every year. It's called the tomatina - any guesses why!?!?!

The fight begins at 10am and ends exactly an hour later.

The tomato fight begins at 10am and ends exactly an hour later. Canons are fired to let festival-goers know the game is up.

Thousands of people covered in juice

Thousands of people come to take part. The event is held on the last Wednesday of August each year.

Around 100 tons of over-ripe tomatoes are used in the food fight.

Around 100 tons of over-ripe tomatoes are used in the food fight.

Man wearing goggles

People wear goggles to keep the tomato juice out of their eyes - although this man doesn't seem bothered by it!

Some wear swimming hats too!

Some wear swimming hats too!

People join in the fun

These people couldn't help themselves - they just piled into the food fight.

Girl enjoys tomato fight

This girl tries a spot of tummy-surfing in the squelchy mess!

People take cover from the tomatoes

There's no hiding from the flying tomatoes...

This person looks like they're just tomatoed out!

This person looks like they're just tomatoed out!