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Saturday, 21 September, 2002, 17:45 GMT 18:45 UK
Ironing championship picture gallery
The first world championship for extreme ironing is being held in Germany.

The bizarre sport, invented by a Leicester rock climber, combines tough sports such as mountaineering and deep sea diving with the dull task of ironing.

Here are some of the highlights in pictures.

James
Seventy competitors from 10 countries are taking part

Claire Agnew, 30, a staff nurse from Leicester, irons a shirt during the urban section.
Ironing from a car proved a tight squeeze

David Fitzgerald, 26, an Environmental Health Officer from Chichester tackles the rocky section
Good climbing skills were needed in the rocky section

James
The forest section tested creative abilities


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