In Pics: Battle of oranges has Italian town 'juiced'

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Ivrea, Feb 28: Spain's La Tomatina festival has a new competitor in Italy's Battle of Oranges. Held in the city of Ivrea, Battle Of Oranges dates back to 150 years with a tradition attacking to the monarchs. The town's yearly carnival recreates a monarch setting where people hurl oranges at each other.

People are seen throwing oranges at participants dressed as guards, completely protected with helmets and masks. The carnival is a recreation of revolt against a king.

Here are some images from the carnival:

Italy's Battle of Oranges held in Ivrea

Italy's Battle of Oranges held in Ivrea

Hundreds gathered in Ivrea to participate in the Battle of Oranges held on Feb 26. Photo courtesy: @edrormba

Oranges chucked at man dressed as soldiers

Oranges chucked at man dressed as soldiers

Battle of Oranges dates back to 1858 where people had revolted against a King. Photo courtesy: @lukas_corso

Battle of Oranges held annually in Ivrea

Battle of Oranges held annually in Ivrea

Elders, youngsters and people from all ages participate in the carnival. Photo courtesy- @lukas_corso

Italy's own La Tomatina festival

Italy's own La Tomatina festival

Battle of Oranges is often compared to Spains's La Tomatina festival where people are seen throwing tomatoes at each other. Photo courtesy: @lukas_corso

Revellers throng Battle of Oranges

Revellers throng Battle of Oranges

Stacks of oranges provide protection to those who throw oranges at the guards. Photo Courtesy: @lukas_corso

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