Millions of people are expected to get down and dirty in
South Korea over the next couple of weeks to celebrate the
annual Boryeong Mud Festival.
The festival celebrates the mud gathered from the plain near
Daecheon beach, with which the city invented seven different
kinds of cosmetics.
The first festival was held in 1998 and it has become wildly
popular, with organisers saying between two and three million
people attended last year.
Events include mud wrestling, a mud king contest, mud
fireworks fantasy and mud sliding.