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IN PHOTOS: World Beard and Moustache Championship’s weirdest beards

Contestants of the World Beard And Mustache Championships pose for a picture during the opening ceremony of the Championships 2015 on October 3, 2015 in Leogang, Austria. Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images

Things are getting hairy at an Austrian village for the World Beard and Moustache Championships.

Over 300 contestants from 20 countries have arrived at Leogang for the event which takes place every few years.

Beards and moustaches are being judged by a jury in three groups: moustache, partial beard and full beard.

Here’s a selection of some of the finest specimens.

A participant poses for photographers during the "World Beard Championship" in Leogang, in the Austrian province of Salzburg, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson
A participant poses for photographers during the "World Beard Championship" in Leogang, in the Austrian province of Salzburg, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson
Contestants of the World Beard And Mustache Championships pose for a picture during the opening ceremony of the Championships 2015 on October 3, 2015 in Leogang, Austria. Photo by Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images
A participant blow dries his moustache at the 2015 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leogang, Austria, 03 October 2015. EPA/ANGELIKA WARMUTH
A participant looks on during the 2015 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leogang, Austria, 03 October 2015. EPA/ANGELIKA WARMUTH. EPA/ANGELIKA WARMUTH
Participants look on during the 2015 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leogang, Austria, 03 October 2015. EPA/ANGELIKA WARMUTH. EPA/ANGELIKA WARMUTH
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A contestant of the World Beard And Mustache Championships poses for a picture during the opening ceremony of the Championships 2015 on October 3, 2015 in Leogang, Austria. Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images
A contestant of the World Beard And Mustache Championships poses for a picture during the Championships 2015 on October 3, 2015 in Leogang, Austria. Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images
A participant looking at a juror during the 2015 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leogang, Austria, 03 October 2015. EPA/ANGELIKA WARMUTH
Participants look on during the 2015 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leogang, Austria, 03 October 2015. EPA/ANGELIKA WARMUTH
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