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Last Updated: Sunday, 2 November, 2003, 19:53 GMT
In pictures: Beard and Moustache contest
Winners (l-r): First runner-up for Overall Grand Champion, Alf Jarrald of London, England; Overall Grand Champion Karl Heinz Hille of Berlin, Germany; 2nd runner-up Dave Traver of Anchorage, Alaska
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Karl Heinz Hille (centre) won Overall Grand Champion, but it was a close shave
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Hirsute contestants were fielded from 10 countries
Dieter Schradi of Neuhausen, Germany, sporting a triple loop style moustache and beard
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Entrants competed in categories ranging from natural and freestyle...
Ted Sedman of Surry, England, displaying a 58-cm long Fu Manchu style moustache
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... to Fu Manchu and Dali
(Left to right) Ulli Mathes, Uwe H Wankmuller and Fritz Schadel, all of Mannheim, Germany
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There are strict competition rules defining types of beard and moustache
Two time grand world champion Gerhard Knapp of Pforzheim, Germany
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Germans have traditionally dominated the competition


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