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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 September 2007, 14:26 GMT 15:26 UK
In pictures: Big beards and mighty moustaches

World Beard and Moustache Championships competitors

Competitors in the World Beard and Moustache Championships paraded through Brighton on Saturday morning.

World Beard and Moustache Championships competitor

German contestant Elmar Weiser displayed a structurally impressive beard.

World Beard and Moustache Championships competitor

The Dali moustache category specifies "slender with long tips, straight up or arching up".

World Beard and Moustache Championships competitor

Wax is an important tool of the trade for many of the facial hair creations.

World Beard and Moustache Championships competitor

Willi Chevalier, from Germany, was entering the Full Beard Freestyle category.

World Beard and Moustache Championships competitor

The championships are held every two years with German and American contestants often dominating.

World Beard and Moustache Championships competitor

Brighton's Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital will share in the event's proceeds this year.

World Beard and Moustache Championships competitor

Competition organisers arranged sightseeing tours of Sussex before and after the main event.

World Beard and Moustache Championships competitor

Gandhi Jones travelled from Seattle in America to enter the Moustache Freestyle category.

World Beard and Moustache Championships competitor

Contestant David Traver is from Alaska, where the 2009 championships will be staged.




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