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August 17, 2013 at 6:24 PM

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Seattle tomato battle


LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A participant makes a tomato angel in a half-foot-deep scrum of pulverized roma tomatoes during the Tomato Battle at the Pyramid Alehouse near Safeco Field Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. The annual event offers participants the chance to chuck thousands of pounds of tomatoes at hundreds of other participants in soupy food fight of epic proportions. The Battle is inspired by Spain's La Tomatina festival.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A participant screams a battle cry as he prepares his projectiles as hundreds of people wrestle for handfuls of tomatoes.

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