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The TOMATINA album: World's biggest food fight, now at a price

August 29, 2013 11:38 IST

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It was raining tomatoes yet again, but this year at a price. Facing a squashed budget, the Spanish town of Bunol charged a few for the first time.

Revellers paid at least 10 Euros for the privilege of pelting tomatoes. And to hop on to the trucks carrying tomatoes, the charge was 750 Euros. 

The annual La Tomatina attracted around 20,000 people this year. Around 150,000 tomatoes were pelted during the festivities that lasted one hour. Revellers were earlier upset about the charge on the festival, but it was all forgotten as they soaked themselves in the red pulp.

Rediff.com brings you the best pictures from the biggest food fight in the world.  

Revellers lie in tomato pulp after the annual "Tomatina" (tomato fight) in the Mediterranean village of Bunol, near Valencia .The origin of the tomato fight is disputed - everyone in Bunol seems to have a favourite story - but most agree it started around 1940, in the early years of General Francisco Franco's dictatorship.

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Photographs: Heino Kalis/Reuters

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Revellers celebrate covered by tomato pulp while participating the annual Tomatina festival on in Bunol, Spain. An estimated 20,000 people threw 130 tonnes of ripe tomatoes in the world's biggest tomato fight held annually in this Spanish Mediterranean town.

Last year, the festival saw a participation of over 35,000 people. 

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Photographs: David Ramos/Getty Images

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Revellers lie in tomato pulp after the tomato fight in Bunol, near Valencia.

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Photographs: Heino Kalis/Reuters

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Two revellers kiss each other covered in tomato pulp while participating the annual Tomatina festival.

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Photographs: David Ramos/Getty Images
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Revellers pour tomato pulp over another during the food fight.

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A reveller pours a bucketful of tomato pulp during the annual Tomatina festival.

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Revellers celebrate covered by tomato pulp in the village of Bunol.

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Revellers pour tomato pulp over another after the foof fight.

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Revellers on a truck throw tomatoes into the crowd during the annual Tomatina.

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Revellers battle with tomatoes during the food fight.

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A reveller pours tomato pulp over others after the tomato fight.

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A reveller plays in tomato pulp after the annual Tomatina.

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 Revellers throw tomatoes while participating the annual Tomatina festival.

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Revellers celebrate covered by tomato pulp during Tomatina.

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Revellers use the public showers after participating on the annual Tomatina festival on in Bunol.

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