Every year, around the end of August, the Spanish town of Bunol becomes a sea of red. The tiny town was transformed yesterday as more than 40,000 people, some from as far away as Japan or Australia, participated in the hour-long fight. More than 120 tons of the ripe, red fruit were used on the occasion.
The Tomatina began as a food fight between two young men in 1945 in Bunol and the police broke it up. It continued unofficially until 1959, when it was finally officially sanctioned.
The Boston Globe's "Big Picture" has incredible images from yesterday's events. Click over there for a look and check out this video from the 2009 affair.