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Last Updated: Tuesday May 17 2011 05:29 GMT

PICTURES: Beard competition takes place in Norway

Beards and Moustaches World Championship 2011

Hair we go again! It's the beards and moustaches world championship in Norway.

Beards and Moustaches World Championship 2011

There were 163 contestants from 15 countries. Here's Rooty Lundvall from America with a VERY long beard.

Beards and Moustaches World Championship 2011

All these pics of strange facial hair are enough to make your hair curl - oh whoops - looks like it's already happened! This style reminds us of Lady Gaga!

Beards and Moustaches World Championship 2011

The competition takes place every two years and it can take HOURS for competitors to get their beards just right. Mirror, mirror on the wall, is this beard the best of all?

Beards and Moustaches World Championship 2011

No, the overall winner was this chap, Elmar Weisser from Germany, who sculpted a moose in his beard. But we're wondering, did he win by a close shave?