Food fight: Revellers taking part in the Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain today
Thousands of revellers pelted each other with tomatoes today in honour of the Spanish town of Bunol's annual Tomatina festival.
Over 40,000 took part in celebrations that saw the town's streets run with rivers of red pulp.
The tradition, which began in 1945 as a food fight between childhood friends, has become something of a calling card for Bunol, which is 25 miles (40km) north of Valencia.
The annual event, which takes place in the central plaza, now attracts thousands of revellers from all over the globe, and this year's was no exception, with festival-goers from as far afield as Japan and Australia.
Tomatoes are provided by the local town hall and rules stipulate that in the interests of health and safety, the tomatoes must be squashed before throwing them - to avoid hurting people.
Painting the town red: Bunol's streets were flooded with tomatoes during the annual festival
Summer fling: Over 100,000kg of the fruit is estimated to have been thrown, squashed and trampled on
A firecracker is let off to announce the start of the fight, and a second is sounded to declare the end. Tomatoes can only be thrown between the two blasts.
Over 100,000kg of the summer fruit is estimated to have been flung, squished and trampled on.
The hour-long battle is so popular that traffic into the town was backed up nearly two miles (3km) earlier this morning.
Street party: Tomato-drenched revellers leave the central plaza in Bulonl following the annual food fight
Messy business: A little girl is carried away after taking part in the Tomatina festival