Squashed oranges
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Mass orange fight in Italian town

Locals in the Italian town of Ivrea have been taking part in an unusually colourful carnival ritual - a mass gathering where participants throw oranges at each other.

The Battle of the Orange is a local tradition and each year fruit is shipped in from Sicily to provide enough ammunition for the event.

The BBC's Ros Atkins has more details.

  • 20 Feb 2012
  • From the section Europe