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Cheese-rolling competition

The oh-so important cheese rolling competiton takes place annually on Coopers-hill, (Gloucestershire).

It is a race, and the aim is to be the first to grab a cheese thrown from the top of the hill by the "cheese master". Because it's horribly steep, people can't run fast enough and end up tumbling down the hill at the speed of sound.

Quite a few people are injured in the process, it goes without saying, but it's great fun to watch!!!


This photo will be published in the "Festival" book from Lonely Planet.

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Taken on May 29, 2007