Getting Pelted With Oranges Looks Messy (and Fun)

Mar 5, 2014 3:25am
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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.

 

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The event has its roots in the Middle Ages.

 

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Participants wear costumes and protective gear, including helmets, trying to shield themselves against the flying fruit.

 

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(Antonio Calanni/AP Photo)

Messy, good fun, filling the streets with pulp.

 

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(Antonio Calanni/AP Photo)

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