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In pictures: Spanish town hosts annual wine battle

Updated : 2019-07-01 11:57:43

The town of Haro staged the annual Wine Battle in Spain's Rioja wine-growing region on Saturday. Hundreds of revellers participate in this famous summer battle throwing thousands of litres of red wine over each other. The event is held to celebrate St. Peter and the region's plentiful wine output.

A reveller is covered in wine as people take part in a wine battle, in the small village of Haro, northern Spain. Hundreds of revellers participate in this famous summer battle throwing thousands of litres of red wine over each other. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A reveller is covered in wine as people take part in a wine battle, in the small village of Haro, northern Spain. Hundreds of revellers participate in this famous summer battle throwing thousands of litres of red wine over each other. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
People take part in a wine battle, in the small village of Haro, northern Spain. The town of Haro staged the annual Wine Battle in Spain's Rioja wine-growing region on Saturday. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
People take part in a wine battle, in the small village of Haro, northern Spain. The town of Haro staged the annual Wine Battle in Spain's Rioja wine-growing region on Saturday. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Organizers say the aim is to
Organizers say the aim is to "cover your neighbour in wine as quickly and completely as you can." (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Participants throw wine over each other while music plays until the 70,000 litres (18,500 gallons) of free wine run out. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Participants throw wine over each other while music plays until the 70,000 litres (18,500 gallons) of free wine run out. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
The event is held to celebrate St. Peter and the region's plentiful wine output. It ends with a big lunch. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
The event is held to celebrate St. Peter and the region's plentiful wine output. It ends with a big lunch. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
The festival draws mostly young visitors, from as far away as Australia. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
The festival draws mostly young visitors, from as far away as Australia. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Revellers smile while taking part in a wine battle. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Revellers smile while taking part in a wine battle. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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