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This is no ordinary carnival.
It's an epic food fight, called the Battle of the Oranges.
The event takes place in Ivrea in northern Italy, and is based on a legend from the Middle Ages, when the daughter of a miller rejected the advances of an evil lord.
People take the celebration very seriously indeed. And with several hundred tonnes of oranges thrown in three days, the clean-up operation is a battle in itself.
a lively street festival, often involving unusual costumes, dancing, eating and drinking
extremely large, long or complex
- the Middle Ages
a period in European history from around 1000 AD to 1500 AD
attempts to start a sexual or romantic relationship with someone
making a place clean and tidy