In Pics: Tango Dance World Cup 2012 in Argentina

World | | August 21, 2012, 3:27 pm
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Juan Carlos Copes, right, dances with his daughter Joanna during the opening day of the annual festival and championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Juan Carlos Copes, right, dances with his daughter Joanna during the opening day of the annual festival and championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A dancer has her hair done backstage during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A dancer has her hair done backstage during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Participants wait backstage before competing during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires.

Participants wait backstage before competing during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires.

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A couple dances during the opening day of the annual festival and championship.

A couple dances during the opening day of the annual festival and championship.

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A dancer performs during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires.

A dancer performs during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires.

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A couple rehearses before competing at the Tango Dance World Cup 2012, salon category, in Buenos Aires.

A couple rehearses before competing at the Tango Dance World Cup 2012, salon category, in Buenos Aires.

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A couple competes during the Tango Dance World Cup 2012, salon category, in Buenos Aires.

A couple competes during the Tango Dance World Cup 2012, salon category, in Buenos Aires.

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Couples dance during the opening day of the annual festival and championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Couples dance during the opening day of the annual festival and championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Couples perform in front of a mirror, back, during the opening day of the annual festival.

Couples perform in front of a mirror, back, during the opening day of the annual festival.

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A couple competes during the Tango Dance World Cup 2012, salon category, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A couple competes during the Tango Dance World Cup 2012, salon category, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Italy's dancers Eloina Martins, left, and Paolo Nelzi, second from left, among others, wait before competing during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Italy's dancers Eloina Martins, left, and Paolo Nelzi, second from left, among others, wait before competing during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Couples compete during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 20, 2012. The two-week long event offers more than 500 free dance lessons, concerts and recitals. Hundreds of professional dancers compete in the championship and teach many the eight basic steps of the dance in the city where it was born.

Couples compete during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 20, 2012. The two-week long event offers more than 500 free dance lessons, concerts and recitals. Hundreds of professional dancers compete in the championship and teach many the eight basic steps of the dance in the city where it was born.

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A dancer is helped to dress backstage before competing during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A dancer is helped to dress backstage before competing during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Dancers get ready backstage before competing during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup.

Dancers get ready backstage before competing during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup.