The Miami Herald asked staff photographers to submit images from the past year that meant the most to them, and to share their thoughts.Here's Al's...
A bombardment of 25,000 tomatoes (10,000 pounds) was launched by a mob on Saturday, Feb. 11. Tobacco Road, Miami’s oldest bar, provided the tomatoes for the city’s first Tomato Smash and Bash. Even covered in protective plastic, my camera gear and I ended up coated with tomato paste. I felt a bit tousled, like a bowl of spaghetti.
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