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A reveler covered in flour takes a cigarette break during a mock battle staged as part of the Els Enfarinats festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Ramos / Getty Images

The annual Els Enfarinats battle in eastern Spain gets a bit messy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

Eggs are one of the weapons of choice during the fake battle staged during the Els Enfarinats festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MORELL / EPA

Participants in the festival of Els Enfarinats.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alberto Saiz / Associated Press

A man tosses an egg in an annual mock battle during the Els Enfarinats festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAIME REINA / AFP

Airborne flour limits visibility during a mock battle staged as part of the Els Enfarinats festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Ramos / Getty Images

Revelers take part in the festival of Els Enfarinats.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alberto Saiz / Associated Press

A costumed reveler fills the air with blue smoke during the annual festival of Els Enfarinats.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alberto Saiz / Associated Press

Flour flies during the mock battle staged each year during the festival of Els Enfarinats.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alberto Saiz / Associated Press

A reveler in costume smokes before the mock battle of Enfarinats.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Ramos / Getty Images

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Each year the town of Ibi in eastern Spain celebrates the festival of Els Enfarinats by staging a mock battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers. There are two warring parties. A group of married men called Els Enfarinats takes control of the village for the day, pronounces a number of ridiculous laws and fines people who infringe them. The other group, La Oposicio, tries to restore order. At the end of the day the money collected from the fines is donated to charitable causes in the town. The festival, whose origins are unclear, has been celebrated in its current form since 1981.

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