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Chinese tomato fight

Chinese tomato fight
Girls dressed as tomatoes pose during the tomato war at the Wanjiang Township in Dongguan of Guangdong Province, China. (Getty Images)
Chinese tomato fight
A ceremonial lady leads guests to attend a ceremony to launch the tomato war in Dongguan of Guangdong Province, China. The event, an imitation of the tomato fight in Spanish township Bunol, was jointly held by the South China Mall and the Dongguan Tourism Bureau and other departments, using about 15 tons of tomatoes. (Getty Images)
Chinese tomato fight
Performers present Spanish dancing in a ceremony to launch the tomato war in Dongguan of Guangdong Province, China. (Getty Images)
Chinese tomato fight
A performer acts as a Tomato Idol in a ceremony to launch the tomato war which used about 15 tons of tomatoes. (Getty Images)
Chinese tomato fight
Crowds watch as the tomato war in Dongguan of Guangdong Province, China gets underway. (Getty Images)
Chinese tomato fight
Contestants step up to smash tomatoes for fear that it could hurt players during the tomato war. (Getty Images)
Chinese tomato fight
Contestants dressed in yellow and white fight it out with tons of tomatoes at the Wanjiang Township in Dongguan of Guangdong Province, China. (Getty Images)
Chinese tomato fight
More action from the tomato fight. (Getty Images)
Chinese tomato fight
The streets of the Wanjiang Township are awash with tomatoes in an imitation of the tomato fight in Spanish township Bunol. (Getty Images)
Chinese tomato fight
More action from the tomato fight. (Getty Images)