Austria hosts body painting world championships

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A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
A model takes photographs during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A model displays ultraviolet light paint during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader TEMPLATE OUT
A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An artist uses ultraviolet light paint on a model during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader TEMPLATE OUT
Artist use ultraviolet light paint on models during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
A model takes photographs during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
A model poses for photographers during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader TEMPLATE OUT
A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader TEMPLATE OUT
A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
An artists touches up artwork on a model during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader TEMPLATE OUT
Models pose during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader TEMPLATE OUT
A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
A model poses during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
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VIENNA, July 1 (Reuters) - More than 300 artists from 45 nations are competing in the body painting world championships at Woerthersee lake in Austria.

Participants in the three-day competition that began on Friday are competing in the brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects categories.

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The festival also includes exhibitions and parties where guests dance in spectacular costumes and painted bodies.

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