Annual tomato food fight

BUNOL, Spain (AP) - August 28, 2008

Combine 113 tons of ripe tomatoes and 40,000 partying Spaniards and you have the recipe for a mega-mess.

Tens of thousands of people had a blast yesterday belting each other with tomatoes, during the annual summer ritual in the village of Bunol.

It all got started in the 1940's.

Now, some people aren't satisfied with just tossing the tomatoes, they tried hitting them with tennis rackets.

After it was all over, the tons of tomato mush was hosed away by clean-up crews.

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