Billed as the ‘world’s biggest food fight’ - La Tomatina is held the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol, near Valencia in Spain. Thousands flock to the town to fling more than 100 tons of over-ripe tomatoes at each other.
Thousands of people across the U.S. on Thursday attended protest vigils for an unarmed black Missouri teenager fatally shot by a white police officer and other victims who organizers say died as a result of police brutality.
Opened in 1914, the Panama Canal, which is undergoing a massive expansion meant to double its capacity, turns 100 on Aug. 15, 2014. The expansion to the historic shipping route and engineering marvel is scheduled for completion in 2015.