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Wife Carrying Championship
Jesse Wall rounds the bend carrying Christine Arsenault, from South Paris, during the 2012 North American Wife Carrying Championship Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 in Newry, Me. The duo took second place with a time of 53.22. The event features men carrying women on their backs while negotiating an obstacle course featuring hurdles, sand traps and a water hazard. The event is inspired from Finnish folklore, and the carrying method is up to the couple. (AP Photo/The Lewiston Sun-Journal, Amber Waterman)