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September 15, 2003
No, the well-red multitudes who descended upon the tiny Spanish village of Bu�ol (pop. 9,600) last month weren't reenacting Attack of the Killer Tomatoes/They were taking part in La Tomatina, an annual event in which folks gather in the streets and hurl 120 tons of ripe tomatoes at each other. The seedy tradition began in 1945, when a food fight broke out during a local carnival.
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September 15, 2003

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No, the well-red multitudes who descended upon the tiny Spanish village of Bu�ol (pop. 9,600) last month weren't reenacting Attack of the Killer Tomatoes/They were taking part in La Tomatina, an annual event in which folks gather in the streets and hurl 120 tons of ripe tomatoes at each other. The seedy tradition began in 1945, when a food fight broke out during a local carnival.

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