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World’s wildest beards and mustaches
There was facial hair here, there and everywhere at the Beards and Moustaches World Championship 2011 in Norway, as competitors vied to see who had the most elaborate – and eccentric – handlebars, horseshoes, Van Dykes, Fu Manchus and more.
Now that's a stiff upper lip
The Beards and Moustaches World Championship 2011 took place in Trondheim, Norway, featuring "the world's most elaborate facial hair."
Contestants are judged in several categories, including "sideburns freestyle" and "Fu Manchu."
Though Germany has historically dominated the sport, the United States has continued a climb that began in 2009 (when the competition was held in Alaska) to vie for the lead, according to the contest's official site.
This year, the USA took home six golds, while Germany garnered seven. 15 countries competed; the man pictured here is Swiss. Click through for some seriously hirsute hijinks.