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In pictures: Cheese rolling
Cheese rolling at Cooper's Hill
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Hundreds attended the annual cheese rolling event in Gloucestershire - an event thought to date back more than 200 years.
Cheese rolling at Cooper's Hill
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Competitors chase a Double Gloucester down the steep Cooper's Hill, a 200 metre race fraught with danger.
Cheese rolling at Cooper's Hill
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The first person to grab the cheese at the bottom of the hill wins it.
A casualty is helped away after running in the last of the four races
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Organisers say this year's race was the safest yet. Both St John's Ambulance at a mountain rescue team were on hand to offer assistance.
Cheese rolling at Cooper's Hill
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Three people suffered injuries and were taken to hospital, two are thought to have suffered spinal injuries.
Female competitors crash to the ground
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The female event was won by Dione Carter for the second year running.
Chris Andersen
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Chris Anderson, who won the second race, was glad to be able to take the cheese home - despite picking up an injury during the chase.
Cheese rolling at Cooper's Hill
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One of the winners, Jason Crowther, 23, a farmer from Wales, said he was "chuffed" to have won.



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30 May 05 |  Gloucestershire



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