Carnival Battle in Northern Italia (15 pics)




A participant is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. Dressed up as Middle Age kings' guards, a group of men ride in a horse-drawn carriage and pelt “foot soldiers” with oranges as thousands of people gather to re-enact a Middle Age battle when the townsfolk of Ivrea overthrew an evil king. In a strange twist, instead of swords and cross bows, these days the weapons of choice are oranges. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Carnival Battle in Northern Italia

A member of a rival team collects a orange from the ground during an annual carnival battle in the n

A member of a rival team collects a orange from the ground during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italia

A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle with oranges in the north

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle with oranges in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

A participant is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of I

A participant is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian t

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle with oranges in the north

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle with oranges in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian t

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italia

A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

A member of a rival team carries oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian to

A member of a rival team carries oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian t

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

A member of a rival team collects a orange from the ground during an annual carnival battle in the n

A member of a rival team collects a orange from the ground during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian t

Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italia

A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

A member of a rival team stands in the middle of the square covered with oranges during an annual ca

A member of a rival team stands in the middle of the square covered with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 7, 2016. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)




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