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Beard and moustache contest opens

Contestants have been showing off their facial hair at the 2009 Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska.

More than 200 competitors from 12 countries took part, displaying everything from delicate Salvador Dali-style moustaches to bushy full beards.

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