Revellers flock to La Tomatina
The tomato fight has been going strong in Buñol since 1944 or 1945.

Revellers flock to La Tomatina

AEST 00:00, Mon Sep 1 2014
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Every year on the last Wednesday of August, thousands of people from all over the world congregate to take part in a giant battle with more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes.

The food fight to end all food fights, La Tomatina in Spain’s Buñol, near Valencia, is likely to be the messiest festival you’ll ever attend.

In fact, the mayhem lasts just one hour but, during that time, you’ll get to pelt (and be pelted) with more tomatoes that you ever dreamed of.

Here's a quick guide to what the festival is all about.

(Images: AP)
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