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<p>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.     REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

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...more

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. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>Oil wrestlers compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.     REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

Oil wrestlers compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Oil wrestlers compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>Participants Ismail Balaban (top) and Ismail Totu compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.      REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

Participants Ismail Balaban (top) and Ismail Totu compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Participants Ismail Balaban (top) and Ismail Totu compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>A participant lies on the ground after being defeated by his opponent during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.   REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

A participant lies on the ground after being defeated by his opponent during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A participant lies on the ground after being defeated by his opponent during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>Participant Ismail Balaban (L) celebrates as the referee announces him as the winner after defeating his opponent Ismail Totu in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.    REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

Participant Ismail Balaban (L) celebrates as the referee announces him as the winner after defeating his opponent Ismail Totu in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. ...more

Participant Ismail Balaban (L) celebrates as the referee announces him as the winner after defeating his opponent Ismail Totu in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>A participant rubs his opponent's body with oil during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.    REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

A participant rubs his opponent's body with oil during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A participant rubs his opponent's body with oil during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>A participant cools himself under a running tap during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.   REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

A participant cools himself under a running tap during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A participant cools himself under a running tap during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>Participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.   REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

Participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>Participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.    REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

Participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>Participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.    REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

Participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>A participant lies on the ground after being defeated by his opponent during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.     REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

A participant lies on the ground after being defeated by his opponent during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A participant lies on the ground after being defeated by his opponent during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>A participant cools himself under a running tap during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.   REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

A participant cools himself under a running tap during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A participant cools himself under a running tap during the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>Participants get ready to compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.    REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

Participants get ready to compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Participants get ready to compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>A young participant rubs his body with oil before competing in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.    REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

A young participant rubs his body with oil before competing in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A young participant rubs his body with oil before competing in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>Young participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.     REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

Young participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Young participants compete in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>Seyfulah Karavus, a 12-year-old participant, sits under a running tap after he was defeated by his opponent in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009.      REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

Seyfulah Karavus, a 12-year-old participant, sits under a running tap after he was defeated by his opponent in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad...more

Seyfulah Karavus, a 12-year-old participant, sits under a running tap after he was defeated by his opponent in the 648th annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament at the Sarayici arena in Edirne, northwestern Turkey, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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