Photos: The Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling competition

Updated: Jun 24, 2016, 11:22 IST
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    The annual Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling involves competitors chasing an eight pound Double Gloucester cheese down a steep hill
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    The slope has a gradient in places of 1-in-2 and in others 1-in-1
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    Chris Andersen (Below L) gets ahead of his fellow competitors as they tumble down Cooper's Hill
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    The hill's surface is very rough and uneven and it is almost impossible to remain on foot for the descent
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    The "catchers" (R) prepare to stop a competitor as they come tumbling down the hill in pursuit of a round Double Gloucester cheese during the annual Cooper's Hill cheese rolling competition near the village of Brockworth, Gloucester, in western England
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    The winner of the downhill race wins the cheese
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    Chris Anderson poses for pictures with his prize cheeses after winning his second race during the annual Cooper's Hill cheese rolling competition
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    Florence Early holds her cheese aloft after winning the women's race in the annual Cooper's Hill cheese rolling competition
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Competitors tumbled down the hill in pursuit of a round Double Gloucester cheese during the annual Cooper's Hill cheese rolling competition near the village of Brockworth, Gloucester, in western England. Pics/AFP

 

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