1 September 2016
About 150,000 kilos of tomatoes have been transported to Bunol, west of the Spanish city of Valencia in preparation for the annual ‘La Tomatina’ festival.
The ripe, round, red fruit was piled high on trucks, while people covered balconies in plastic sheets and board up houses and shop fronts.
Thousands of revellers would throw them at each other on a narrow street in the town next Wednesday.
The massive food fight is expected to last for an hour, with around 20,000 people expected to attend this year.
The tomato fight has been a tradition in Bunol since the end of World War II and has drawn a large international following in recent years.