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First Place
Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle

Second Place
Jacob Ehrbahn/Politiken
"Danish championship in water bomb diving"

Third Place
Kyung Hoon Kim/REUTERS
"Japan's children sumo wrestlers"

Award of Excellence
Hector Emanuel/Freelance

Award of Excellence
Alex Goodlett/Freelance
"Warm Up"


Second Place

"Danish championship in water bomb diving"

'Polar bear' Bo Andersen, 43, weighs 141 kilos and lives in the town of Greve. He won the national championship after beating his closest rival in a final that had to be decided on an extra dive. The professional referees look for three aspects when awarding points. The dive must be daring and spectacular, the splash enormous, and the applause from the audience loud. First prize is a six-month fitness club membership. After his victory, Bo is asked to do an encore, to amuse the spectators a last time.