PHOTOS: German finger wrestling championships

The 55th German finger wrestling championships (in German called Fingerhakeln) took place over the weekend in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

The sport pits two competitors matched in age and weight who sit at a specifically-designed table across from one another and pull at a small leather band with one finger until one player has pulled the other across. The sport is traditional in Bavaria and Austria and dates back to the 17th century.

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