Tomatina, 2006 (Bunol, Spain)   [ 25 images ]

La Tomatina is a tomato fight held annually in the town of Bunol, close to Valencia. Approximately 40,000 people from all over the world arrive to fight in the battle in which about 50 tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the street. During the one hour battle everybody fights everybody by throwing squashed tomatoes. The origin of this event is unknown but the Tomatina fights have been recorded since 1945.