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Spanish university welcomes new students with very messy initiation

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Spanish university welcomes new students with very messy initiation
Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP
13:15 CEST+02:00
Medical students at the University of Granada have been taking part in their annual tradition to welcome new students... an epic food fight.

During the tradition, known as San Lucas, older students submit their new young classmates to a massive food fight. 


Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP

Important food fight provisions included flour and eggs.


Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP

To the chants of "uno, dos, tres, cuatro queremos sangre de novato" ("one, two, three, four, we want the blood of the newbies") new students were pelted with ketchup, mayonnaise and beans, among other messy foods. 


Photo: Jorge Guerrero 

Some students dressed up as their favourite film characters, here is Woody from Toy Story about to catch Buzz Lightyear. 


Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP

The ritual is banned from inside university buildings so students take the fight to the streets. 


Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP

The fight started in the Plaza de San Lázaro then made its way up the Avenida de la Constitución towards University Square. 


Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP

After the fight, students were set to embark on a huge botellón or outdoor drinking session. 


Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP

 
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