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Elvis impersonators young and old battle to be crowned Europe's king of rock 'n' roll

Over 70 Elvis impersonators, decked in sequins and well-groomed sideburns, have flocked to Birmingham to take part in the European Elvis Championships. The winner will receive a cash prize, a holiday to Memphis, Tennessee - the home of "the King" himself - and a jumpsuit made by the creators of Elvis's glittering costumes. The annual event - the largest of its kind in Europe - also holds an under 14s competition for budding impersonators.

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