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In Pictures: Kids get grubby at mud festival

Danny at Mud Day

Mud, mud, glorious mud! What's going on here? Whatever it is, Danny, 8, looks like he's not quite sure about taking part...

Noah at Mud Day

It's Mud Day in Michigan, America, as advertised by nine-year-old Noah here.

Mud Day

Hundreds of children get to splash and stomp around in mud ponds for the day. Sounds pretty good to us..

Mud Day

A whopping 200 tonnes of soil and 20,000 gallons of water are used to make the mud at Wayne County Parks in Michigan.

Sarah at Mud Day

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Sarah, 7, tries to make herself a mud wig.

Mud Day

Phew - mud fighting is a pretty tiring business.. It's all got a bit too much for this pair.

Mud Day

But luckily you get to hose off at the end of the day. Wouldn't fancy clearing this place up..