We knew the great people of Germany have an affinity for fine engineering, host a hell of an Oktoberfest, and make a mean bratwurst. But who knew they had such a thing for mud? After seeing these dirty people from Deutschland competing (and even putting on a fashion show) knee-deep in muck, we understand the appeal. Gaze at all its grime during this year's Mudflat Olympic Games held in the coastal mud of Brunsbüttel, Germany.

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Mudflat Olympics in Germany
Participants compete in the coastal mud of Brunsbüttel, Germany for the Annual Mudflat Olympic Games. Check out the photos.
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Mudflat Olympics

    Participants in a football match during the Mudflat Olympic Games on August 30, 2009 in Brunsbuttel, Germany.

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    Both men and women participate in the football match.

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    Hundreds of people attend to watch the Mudflat Olympics in the thick coastal mud of Brunsbuttel.

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    Football players celebrate in the end of a football match.

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    A football player poses for the camera after the match.

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    Contestants during the fashion show parade on the muddy runway.

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    A participant of the fashion show poses.

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    Participants shower after the football matches.

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    The event includes an opening ceremony in which the 'Watthletes' march by and a flame is lit in a barbecue.

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