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Thousands attend annual 'Battle of the Oranges' in Italy

Thousands of people in the northern Italian town of Ivrea celebrated the town’s carnival with the annual ‘Battle of the Oranges’, an event which sees people throw thousands of pieces of fruit at each other in a medieval citrus bash.The event sees tourists and locals alike dress up in medieval battle armor and besiege each other with thousands of kilograms of oranges in a reenactment which celebrates a 12th-century uprising of the townspeople against a feudal lord.The mock battle sees participants being split up into nine different groups representing the people who revolted and others on horsedrawn carriages, who play the role of the feudal armies. Credit: arvedse via Storyful
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