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Last Updated: Friday October 07 2005 15:42 GMT

In pictures: World Beard Championships

Oh no! Something's attacking this man's face! No, actually Willi Chevallier is just taking part in the World Beard Championships.
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Oh no! Something's attacking this man's face! No, actually Willi Chevallier is just taking part in the World Beard Championships.
All these people take their face fuzz very seriously, at the contest held every year in Berlin
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All these people take their face fuzz very seriously, at the contest held every year in Berlin
Now Heinz Christophel might look like a pirate, but it's just because he's in the full beard freestyle category.
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Now Heinz Christophel might look like a pirate, but it's just because he's in the full beard freestyle category.
Juerg Biland from Gipf-Oberfrick, Switzerland, presents his mighty 1.40m (55 inch) beard. Well done Juerg!
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Juerg Biland from Gipf-Oberfrick, Switzerland, presents his mighty 1.40m (55 inch) beard. Well done Juerg!
While Juergen Reinel's freestyle chin covering looks like a mad spider
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While Juergen Reinel's freestyle chin covering looks like a mad spider
These chaps seem to be taking it a bit too seriously. Chin up fellas!
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These chaps seem to be taking it a bit too seriously. Chin up fellas!
Wow! Elmar Weisser has chosen to represent Berlin landmark the Brandenburg Gate with his facial furniture.
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Wow! Elmar Weisser has chosen to represent Berlin landmark the Brandenburg Gate with his facial furniture.


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