Painting the town tomato red

Painting the town tomato red
  • The Valencia town of Buñol hosted its annual Tomatina festival on Wednesday

The Valencian town of Buñol kept its annual date with tonnes of tomatoes on Wednesday morning in one of Spain's most striking festivals.

In all 130 tonnes were distributed from six lorries during the mammoth food fight that lasted an hour.

This year, for the first time, the crowds were limited to 20,000 and tickets sold in an attempt to return the party to a safer, more spontaneous atmosphere.