This is the ultimate food fight.
The “Battle of the Oranges” is being held this week in the northern Italian city of Ivrea. Thousands of townspeople participate in the event, a yearly tradition during Carnival celebrations.
The event has its roots in the Middle Ages.
Participants wear costumes and protective gear, including helmets, trying to shield themselves against the flying fruit.
Messy, good fun, filling the streets with pulp.