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Whisker wonder

Jackie Lynn Ellison travelled from Austin, Texas, to show off his ‘tache at the competition. (Dan Rowlands/Mercury Press)

The finest facial hair from the British Beard and Moustache Championships

Britain’s proudly hirsute gentlemen (and a few ladies) gathered in Liverpool this weekend for the biannual British Beard and Moustache Championships.

Facial hair aficionados pitted their chin fuzz against each other in 20 categories in the hope of taking a title.

Prizes were awarded for classifications including Amish, Musketeer, Freestyle and Handlebar.

From carefully coiffed to wild and wiry, here are some of the contest’s best whiskers.