Oil wrestling

Mon Jul 6, 2009 2:00pm EDT

1 of 16. A participant rubs oil on his body before competing in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. Around 2,000 wrestlers attended the annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling festival to compete in different categories during the three-day tournament in western Turkey, near the Turkish-Bulgarian border.

Credit: Reuters/Murad Sezer

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