Tons of tomatoes fly through the air at the world's biggest food fight

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Thousands take part in massive tomato fight

The streets of Bunol are splattered with red after the world's largest food fight.

The annual Tomatina fiesta took place on Wednesday in a village outside of Valencia, Spain, where trucks dumped 160 tons of tomatoes for around 20,000 participants, according to the Associated Press.

There are only a two rules at Tomatina: no throwing hard objects and phones, cameras and backpacks are to be left behind.

The festival traces its roots back to 1945, when an actual food fight broke out with fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes.

The food fight has been an organized event every year since, minus a few years in the 1950s when it was banned. (In 1957, people protested by holding a funeral for a tomato.) It is now a major tourist attraction and the tickets this year sold out quickly.

Check out the messy fun below:

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A reveller lies in tomato pulp during the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Revellers covered in tomato pulp participate in the annual 'tomatina' festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on August 31, 2016. Today at the annual Tomatina fiesta 160 tonnes of ripe tomatoes were offloaded from trucks into a crowd of 22,000 half-naked revellers who packed the streets of Bunol for an hour-long battle. / AFP / BIEL ALINO (Photo credit should read BIEL ALINO/AFP/Getty Images)
A reveller is covered with tomato pulp during the annual 'Tomatina' (tomato fight) festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Revellers pelt oneanother with tomato pulp during the annual 'tomatina' festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on August 31, 2016. Today at the annual Tomatina fiesta 160 tonnes of ripe tomatoes were offloaded from trucks into a crowd of 22,000 half-naked revellers who packed the streets of Bunol for an hour-long battle. / AFP / BIEL ALINO (Photo credit should read BIEL ALINO/AFP/Getty Images)
Revellers on a truck throw tomatos into the crowd during the annual 'Tomatina' (tomato fight) festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Heino Kalis 
Revellers covered in tomato pulp participate in the annual 'tomatina' festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on August 31, 2016. Today at the annual Tomatina fiesta 160 tonnes of ripe tomatoes were offloaded from trucks into a crowd of 22,000 half-naked revellers who packed the streets of Bunol for an hour-long battle. / AFP / BIEL ALINO (Photo credit should read BIEL ALINO/AFP/Getty Images)
Revellers battle with tomato pulp during the annual 'Tomatina' (tomato fight) festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Revellers battle with tomato pulp during the annual 'Tomatina' (tomato fight) festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Revellers battle with tomato pulp during the annual 'Tomatina' (tomato fight) festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Revellers battle with tomato pulp during the annual 'Tomatina' (tomato fight) festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Revellers battle with tomato pulp during the annual 'Tomatina' (tomato fight) festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
A reveller stands at a wall covered with tomato pulp during the annual 'Tomatina' (tomato fight) festival in Bunol near Valencia, Spain, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
VALENCIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 31: A participant hurls tomatoes as she takes part in participating the annual La Tomatina festival in Bunol district of Valencia, Spain on August 31, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
VALENCIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 31: A participant hurls tomatoes as people take part in the annual La Tomatina festival in Bunol district of Valencia, Spain on August 31, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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