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La Tomatina tomato battle kicks off

The La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival kicked off yesterday in the Spanish town of Buñol. Around 20,000 people from around the world gathered for the festival's signature event: a one-hour fruit battle, staring mid-morning, during which -- this year -- 130 tons of tomatoes were distributed very liberally about the town, its inhabitants and visitors.

The La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival kicked off yesterday in the Spanish town of Buñol. Around 20,000 people from around the world gathered for the festival's signature event: a one-hour fruit battle, staring mid-morning, during which -- this year -- 130 tons of tomatoes were distributed very liberally about the town, its inhabitants and visitors.