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Wife Carrying Championship
Arthur and Jenna Aery come up laughing despite taking a fall in the water hazard during at the 2012 North American Wife Carrying championship Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Sunday River in Newry, Me. 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)