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Competitive eater Miki Sudo celebrates after setting the women's world record of 48 and a half hot dogs to win the women's division of the Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

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Participants attend the Kissing marathon in Minsk, Belarus. Twenty four pairs were given sixty minutes to show the jury any possible way to kiss in their fight for the grand prize - a romantic trip to the sea island.

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Participants attend the Kissing marathon in Minsk, Belarus. Twenty four pairs were given sixty minutes to show the jury any possible way to kiss in their fight for the grand prize - a romantic trip to the sea island.

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Rylie Keefe performs in the Youth America Grand Prix North America Regional Semi-Finals at Dominican University Performing Arts Center in River Forest, Ill.. Since its founding 21 years ago, Youth America Grand Prix has become the largest student scholarship competition in the world. The Final Round will take place in New York in April.

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Children from across India participate in a national level painting competition on the theme of 'Under water', in Chennai.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with the winners of the Kargil War online quiz competition, in New Delhi.

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Students celebrate after their IIT-JEE examination, in Bhopal.

Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final with the song "Arcade" in Tel Aviv, Israel. In rear is Israeli Netta Barzilai the winner in 2018.

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Katerine Duska of Greece performs the song "Better Love" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia performs during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Katerine Duska of Greece performs during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Competitors take part in the annual Maldon Mud Race, a charity event to race across the bed of the River Blackwater in Maldon, southern England.

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Runners for the annual Shrove Tuesday trans-Atlantic pancake warm up before the actual event in the town of Olney, in Buckinghamshire, England. Every year women clad in aprons and head scarves from Olney and the city of Liberal, in Kansas, USA, run their respective legs of the race with pancakes in their pans. According to legend, the Olney race started in 1445 when a harried housewife arrived at church on Shrove Tuesday still clutching her frying pan with a pancake in it.

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Competitors take part in the annual UK Wife Carrying Race at The Nower in Dorking, England. In 2019, the UK Wife Carrying Race intends to send a squad of athletes to compete in the World Wife Carrying Championships in Finland in July 2019.

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A man dressed as "Ekeko" competes in a costume contest during the Alasita miniature fair in La Paz, Bolivia. Ekeko is often rendered as a short, pudgy, mustached man who wears traditional Andean clothes and carries tiny items who people believe will bless them with better lives in the coming year.

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Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, second from left, is interviewed by the host during the final of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green on stage during the final of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Finalists on swimsuit stand on stage during the final of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez, right, reacts during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, left, and Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green holds hands as they wait for the winner to be announced during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Philippines Catriona Gray walks on the stage during the final of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Catriona Gray of the Philippines waves to the audience after being crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Catriona Gray of the Philippines, left, reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Contestants congratulate new Miss Universe Catriona Gray, center, from Philippines during the final round of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Spain Angela Ponce participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Russia Yulia Polyachikhina participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Switzerland Jastina Doreen Riederer participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Iceland Katrin Lea Elenudottir participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss India Nehal Chudasama participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Brazil Mayra Dias participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Russia Yulia Polyachikhina participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Netherlands Rahima Dirkse participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Germany Celine Willers participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Great Britain Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Ecuador Virginia Limongi walks during the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Korea Ji Hyun Baek, front, and Miss Kosovo Zana Berisha, left, participate in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Italy Erica De Matteis participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Colombia Valeria Morales participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Denmark Helena Heuser participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Hungary Eniko Kecskes participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss New Zealand Estelle Curd, left and Miss Netherlands Rahima Dirkse, right, participate in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Spain Angela Ponce participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Iceland Katrin Lea Elenudottir participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss France Eva Colas, left, Miss Finland Alina Voronkova, center and Miss El Salvador Marisela de Montecristo, right participate in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss India Nehal Chudasama participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Contesters participate in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Contesters participate in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Students of Institute of Baking and Cakes give final touch to a cake displayed in exhibition as a part of the 44th Annual Cake Show, in Bengaluru.

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A student of Institute of Baking and Cakes gives final touch to a replica of Christ The Redeemer statue cake displayed as a part of the 44th Annual Cake Show, in Bengaluru. The students claim this cake to be 210 kg, 4 ft in length and 6.5 ft in height.

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Competitors paddle on the Seine river during the Nautic Paddle race as part of the Nautical Paris Boat show, an exhibition dedicated to all the watersports, in Paris. The Eiffel Tower is seen background.

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A drone pilot operates his drone during a practice session for the Night Drone Competition at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2018, in Bengaluru.

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Wale's Manw, centre, performs during the 2018 Junior Eurovision song contest in Minsk, Belarus. Twenty candidates from various European countries participate at the event.

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Foreign tourists take part in a bride-groom dress competition, at the annual Pushkar Camels Fair 2018, in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

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Attendees hold "esteladas" or independence flags ahead of the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

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Members of the "Colla Vella dels Xiquests de Valls" try to complete their human tower during the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

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A participant reacts as members of the "Nens de Vendrell" try to complete their human tower, during the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

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Members of the "Castellers de Villafranca" try to complete their human tower during the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

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Members of the "Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls" try to complete their human tower during the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

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Members of "Castellers de Sants" complete their human tower during the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

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Members of "Castellers de Sants" fall as they try to complete their human tower during the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

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Members of the "Colla Vella dels Xiquests de Valls" try to complete their human tower during the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

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Members of "Castellers de Sants" complete their human tower during the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

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Members of "Castellers de Sants" complete their human tower during the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

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Members of the "Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls" complete their human tower during the 27th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain.

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Participants race their ‘Ikka’, or a horse driven cart at an event, in Allahabad. The event follows an old tradition where races are held on every Monday during the holy month of ‘Saawan’.

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Spectators on their inflatable mattresses watch as competitor jumps into water during a cliff diving competition near the village of Hrimezdice, Czech Republic, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.

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People take part in 'Golgappa' eating competition, in Ahmedabad.

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Shane Hanchey, of Sulphur, La., competes in the tie-down roping event during Championship Sunday of the 122nd annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo at Frontier Park Arena, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Kyle Irwin, of Robertsdale, Ala., competes in the steer wrestling event during Championship Sunday of the 122nd annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo at Frontier Park Arena, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Competitors dive into the water to start the men's elite race at ITU World Triathlon Series in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Athletes swim from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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Athletes celebrate after they swam from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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An athlete celebrates after swimming from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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An athlete gets out of the water after he swam from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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Athletes swim from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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Athletes begin their race from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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An athlete from Ukraine poses for pictures as she celebrates following the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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Athletes swim from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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Athletes swim from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul. Over 2,000 open-water competitors plunged into the water from a ferry docked on the city's Asian side and swam for about 6.5km in the cross-continental event.

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A diver performs a free style jump as he launches from the Ura e Shejnt bridge during the 68th traditional annual high diving competition, near the town of Gjakova, Kosovo.

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Spectators watch from the river banks as a diver launches from the Ura e Shejnt bridge during the 68th traditional annual high diving competition, near the town of Gjakova, Kosovo.

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Spectators watch from the river banks as a diver launches from the Ura e Shejnt bridge during the 68th traditional annual high diving competition, near the town of Gjakova, Kosovo.

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In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, Chuck Doebbler and Randal Eggemeyer compete during the team roping slack event at the Frontiers Day Rodeo at Frontier Park.

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Participants compete in the 2018 Ironman European Championships triathlon race at the Langener Waldsee lake in Langen, Germany.

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Contestants squad on a pool of red chilies as they take part in a chili eating competition in Ningxiang in China's central Hunan province.

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