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Miami bar holds tomato fight

Feb. 24, 2013 at 3:08 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Tobacco Road, the oldest bar in Miami, hosted its 2nd Annual Tomato Tomatina Festival, during which participants throw tomatoes at each other.

A large crowd gathered behind the bar Saturday for the event, which started last year as a way of helping a farm get rid of its winter excess of tomatoes, The Miami Herald reported.

"You guys put your hands in position," James Goll, who markets the festival, said through a megaphone. "Let's fire it up."

Participants, mostly college student, threw about 20,000 pounds of tomatoes at each other.

The event lasted for about 45 minuted until a fire truck washed away the mess.

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