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A participant poses with his body paintings during the 15th World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach on July 8, 2012. Some 30,000 visitors are expected at the three-day event, with over 200 artists from 40 countries showing off their creations in the hope of taking home a prestigious World Award, the equivalent of a world championship title.
A participant poses with her body paintings.
One of the world’s most colorful festivals takes place each year in Austria. The World Bodypainting Festival hosts artists from 40 nations, and tens of thousands of visitors admire the work of the participants each year. The festival includes art, music and fashion.
See more photography from the festival at the World Bodypainting Festival website.