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Beards and Moustaches

Girdhar Vyas, who claims to sport the longest moustache in the world, poses for a photograph on the eve of World Tourism Day, in Bikaner.

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Tourists share a light moment with Girdhar Vyas, who claims to have the longest (26 ft) moustaches in the world, at Junagarh Fort on the World Tourism Day, in Bikaner.

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Jagmal Singh Bhati gives measurement of his 28 ft. long mustache in Bikaner.

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Rohan Shrivastava’s ‘golf stick beard’

Various beards at barber Nizamuddin’s

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Ravi Punia’s composite look

Jagan Mathew’s Garibaldi

Varun Pande’s Bandholz

Photograph by Harshad Phadtare

A foreign tourist clicks a selfie with Girdhar Vyas, who claims to have the longest (26 ft) moustaches in the world, during Rajasthan Day celebration, in Bikaner.

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Girdhar Vyas shows his long moustache during Rajasthan Day celebration in Bikaner

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Moustache artistes perform during the closing ceremony of International Pushkar fair, in Pushkar.

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Cartoon by R. Prasad

A Rajasthani artist entertaining a foreign tourist with his long moustache, in Bikaner.

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A Rajasthani artist showing his long moustache to entertain tourists welcoming them for season's first trip of Maharaja Express train, in Bikaner.

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Foreign tourists pose with the moustache of a Rajasthani artist in traditional attire in Bikaner.

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A tourist is being entertained by a Rajasthani artist on her arrival by Maharaja Express train in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

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Tourists being entertained by a Rajasthani artist on their arrival by Maharaja Express train in Bikaner.

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Tourists pose with a Rajasthani artist on their arrival by Maharaja Express train in Bikaner.

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Girdhar Vyas hugging a tree with his mustache on the occasion of World Environment Day in Bikaner.

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A man shows the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his vote in Mumbai.

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Girdhar Vyas with 17m long mustache playing Holi in Bikaner.

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Sankaracharya Swami Adhokchajanand showing a sadhu's 9 ft long hair at Magh Mela in Allahabad.

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Foreign tourists amuse with the mustache artists during 21st International Camel Festival -2014 in Bikaner.

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A performer displays his mustache during a programme in Kurukshetra.

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A supporter of Aam Aadmi Party carrying a broom celebrates the party's excellent show in Delhi Assembly elections, in Allahabad.

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A Rajasthani artist welcoming the tourists on their arrival by Maharaja Express train in Bikaner.

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A paramilitary soldier stands guard during a curfew in Muzaffarnagar.

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Participant Dieter Besuch shows his beard with which he competes in the Whiskers Freestyle category of the International German Beard Championships at Congress Centrum in Pforzheim, Germany.

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Giridhar Vyas (C) having 17.5 feet long moustache shows to the tourists at the Camel Festival in Ladera Village in Bikaner.

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Turkish students hold a poster with photos of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, US President Barack Obama, center, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, made to look like Adolf Hitler, during a protest against the Turkish government and NATO's deployment of Patriot missiles near Turkey-Syria border, in Ankara, Turkey.

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An artist amuses a foreign tourist with his moustache at the Shilpgram Crafts Fair in Udaipur.

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A Sadhu smokes marijuana during the preparations for the upcoming over-a-month-long Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad.

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Juna Akhada Naga Sadhus flaunt their hair during a religious procession ahead of the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.

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Girdhar Vyas, with a mustache that he usually keeps twirled into spirals, dressed up as Santa Claus ahead of Christmas festival in Bikaner.

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A supporter of Rasthriya Shiv Sena demonstrates in New Delhin favor of building a temple on the site of the 16th century Babri mosque on the 20th anniversary of Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya.

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Foreign tourists pose for photographs with contestants of a moustache competition at the annual Pushkar Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

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Foreign tourists capture in their cameras the longest moustache competition during the Pushkar fair in Pushkar.

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Foreign tourists pose for photographs with contestants of a moustache competition at the annual Pushkar Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan. The annual camel and livestock fair attracts thousands of livestock dealers who bring thousands of camels, horses, and cattle.

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A Jammu and Kashmir Police commando stands at attention during a passing out parade at Lethpora, near Srinagar.

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A security officer stands guard outside a counting center in Lucknow.

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Rashtriya Lok Manch chief Amar Singh being garlanded by his party workers during an election rally in Mathura.

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Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi addressing an election campaign rally in Lucknow. Accusing BSP and SP of making "only promises", Rahul tore a piece of paper at an election meeting to drive home the point that "mere lists" of assurances were of no use.

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Lok Manch party President Amar Singh (L) with Jaya Prada arrives for an election rally in Azamgarh.

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BSF soldiers march at Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade 2012 in New Delhi.

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Army bandsmen rehearse for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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BSF soldiers rehearse for the Republic Day parade at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

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Rashtriya Lok Manch President Amar Singh with MP Jaya Prada showing the party's election symbol 'bucket' during an election rally in Moradabad.

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Jagmal Singh, from India's Rajasthan, right, displays his 14 feet (4.26 meters) long moustache in the sidelines of the annual camel festival in Bikaner. The western Indian state Rajasthan is famous for its fabulous splash of colours, medieval forts, ancient temples and camel safaris.

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Film actor Goverdhan Asrani looking at the big moustache of a security guard during inauguration of an event at Lingaya's University in Faridabad, Haryana.

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Participants flaunt their moustaches during a moustache competition in Kota.

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The Australian delegation takes part in a parade kicking off the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, May 22, 2009.

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Stewart Eastman of New Orleans, La., shades himself with an umbrella in a downtown park before the start of a parade kicking off the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, May 22, 2009.

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Lutz Giasa, left, and Karl-Heinz Hiller, both of Berlin, Germany, before the start of a parade kicking off the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, May 22, 2009.

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Jake Craig of London grabs a snack before the start of a parade at the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska on Friday, May 22, 2009.

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Dick Lacey, left, and Jake Craig, both of London, grab a snack before the start of a parade at the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, May 22, 2009.

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Ted Sedman from England twirls his mustache during a World Beard and Moustache meeting before the start of 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska Friday, May 22, 2009.

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John Powell, from Mt. Vernon Ind before the start of 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, Friday, May 22, 2009.

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Feras Afani, of Seattle, Wash.., left, BJ DeLorenzo of New York, and John Price, of Atlanta Ga. joke around before the start of 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska Friday, May 22, 2009.

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Xavier Lozano Carreras, from Barcelona Spain, at the World Beard and Moustache meeting in Anchorage, Alaska before the start 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska Friday, May 22, 2009.

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John Dahlen, back, Tim Slade, left, Jonathan Galin and Neal Haglund. May 14, 2009 photo

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In this Thursday, May 14, 2009 photo, David Traver (the ultimate winner), left, and Bob Gengler talk in Anchorage, Alaska about the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships held in Anchorage, Alaska on May 23

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