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A dog owner sprays hairspray on her poodle backstage at a dog show in Seoul. Some 2000 dogs took part in the three-day show organised by the Korea Kennel Federation which was celebrating its 58th anniversary. Dog ownership in South Korea is a growing industry widely reported to have passed 10 million in 2013, with private expenditure on pet supplies increasing some 14 percent per year since 2000, according to a report by the Nonghyup Economic Research Institute.

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A dog owner prepares her poodle backstage at a dog show in Seoul. Some 2,000 dogs took part in the three-day show organised by the Korea Kennel Federation which was celebrating its 58th anniversary

Schoolchildren show their hands decorated with henna paste during a henna competition to mark World Population Day in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad...Schoolchildren show their hands decorated with henna paste during a henna competition to mark World Population Day in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad July 11, 2014.

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Schoolchildren show their hands during a henna competition to mark World Population Day in the city of Ahmedabad, India

Wyatt Smith of Rexburg, Idaho, slides in the dirt as he pulls down a steer for a time of 4.3 seconds during the steer wrestling competition at Greeley Stampede Arena on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Greeley, Colo.

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Wyatt Smith of Rexburg, Idaho, slides in the dirt as he pulls down a steer in a time of 4.3 seconds during the steer wrestling competition at Greeley Stampede Arena in Colorado

Competitors perform  during the British Amateur Championships at the Winter Gardens on May 27, 2014 in Blackpool, England. Couples from all over the world gather in Blackpool for the Latin professional British open championships which forms part of the Blackpool Dance Festival that began in 1920 at the Winter Gardens ballroom. The festival covers a 9 day period with professional and amateur couples competing in Ballroom and Latin competitions

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Competitors perform during the British Amateur Championships at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England

A member of the US 8th Army recieves assistance

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A member of the US 8th Army recieves assistance from his teammates following his bout in a Combatives tournament at the Yongsan garrison US army base in Seoul on Monday

Craig Short lays on chairs as he waits for a competition to begin at the World Clown Association's annual convention in Northbrook...Craig Short lays on chairs as he waits for a competition to begin at the World Clown Association's annual convention in Northbrook, Illinois, March 26, 2014. Hundreds of clown performers from around the world gathered at the event to attend seminars, performances, and competitions. Picture taken March 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Jim Young

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Craig Short lays on chairs as he waits for a competition to begin at the World Clown Association’s annual convention in Northbrook, Illinois. Hundreds of clown performers from around the world gathered at the event to attend seminars, performances, and competitions. Read more

Newfoundland dogs wait their turn to be shown during the first day of Crufts on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham central England. The annual event sees dog breeders from around the world compete in a number of competitions with one dog going on to win the "Best in Show" category.

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Newfoundland dogs wait their turn to be shown during the first day of Crufts on Thursday in Birmingham central England. The annual event sees dog breeders from around the world compete in a number of competitions with one dog going on to win the “Best in Show” category.

A surfer rides a wave in Punta Galea, northern Spain

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A surfer rides a wave during the Punta Galea Big Wave Challenge in northern Spain

Pakistani horsemen get ready for a race during a tent pegging competition in Sangjani near Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.(AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

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Horsemen get ready for a race during a tent-pegging competition in Sangjani, near Islamabad, Pakistan Read more

Members of Parliament (MPs) pose for pictures during the 2013 Westminster Dog of the Year competition outside Parliament in London, Britain, 10 October 2013. Proud MPs gathered with their dogs outside parliament for the annual Westminster Dog of the Year award.

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Members of Parliament pose for pictures with their pets during the annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition outside Parliament in London