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Over 20,000 people came together in Spain Aug. 26 for the 70th Anniversary of the La Tomatina festival, which is basically just an event where they pelt each other with fruit.

Doesn't it sound fun!?

The festival, which takes place in Buñol, began in 1945 inspired by a food fight between children. Every year 175 tons of tomatoes are hurled at the faces of neighbors and loved ones.

Google even made a regional doodle about it:



And the pictures are just fantastic.

















The Guardian has some great footage of the food fight:



This is definitely going on our bucket list.

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For those still griping over United States athletes wearing Chinese-made uniforms, things could be worse. Spain is in the midst of a banking crisis, and widespread spending cuts hit the Spanish Olympic team in the worst way -- sartorially speaking. The national Olympic committee opted for freebies made by Russian designer Bosco, rather than fork over 1.5 million Euros in public money.

Many Spanish athletes have voiced displeasure over the ostentatious design, but Spanish officials said the uniforms were approved more than a year ago. In the end, you get what you pay for.

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In Sunday's Euro 2012 final, the Italians, already losing by a wide margin, were forced to play a man down after losing their third and final substitution to injury.

After Spain went on to score two more goals to make the score 4-0, goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas pleaded with the referee to end the match early out of "respect for the rival."

His gesture ended the Italians' misery just 30 seconds early, but it still deserves a place among some of the classier moves in sports.

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IRL Smurfs of the Day: The southern Spanish village of Júzcar, painted blue by Sony earlier this year for the world premiere of The Smurfs 3D, was due to have its building repainted white.

But, after its status as the world's first real-life Smurf Village began bringing in tens of thousands of tourists, residents reportedly decided

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