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44 tons of tomatoes thrown in Chilean city

Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:52 PM   |   Comments

QUILLON, Chile, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Officials in a Chilean city said about 7,000 people lobbed tomatoes at one another for the third annual "War of the Tomato."

The event, inspired by the tomato festival in Bunol, Spain, involved more than 44 tons of tomatoes being thrown Saturday in Quillon, CBS News reported Monday.

The War of the Tomato was founded by local man Miguel Pedreros and some friends two years ago, but this year they handed control over to municipal officials.

The city obtained their tomatoes from local farmers aiming to boost the national profile of their crop.

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