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Festival Gives Body Painters A Brush With Fame

A model poses for photographers during the annual World Body Painting Festival in Seeboden, at Lake Millstaettersee, in Austria's southern Carinthia province on Sunday,July 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson) AP Photo / Kerstin Joensson

(CBS) This year's World Body Painting Festival in Austria drew 200 artists from more than 40 different countries and almost 30,00 fans, according to Sky News.

Pictures: World Body Painting Festival

The week-long event in Seeboden, in Austria's Cartinthia region , kicked off on Monday, July 12, and included a "Body Circus" fantasy ball in a medieval castle that featured several hundred people In costume.

Awards were given out, in a varierty of categories, including dance, drama, painting and photography, Sky News reports.

The festival is in its 13th year.

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