Dogs and owners gather for 2013 Crufts dog show

The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part
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Owners show their dogs on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Getty Images)
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Dogs and their owners arrive to attend the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Getty Images)
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Owners pose with their prize-winning dogs on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Getty Images)
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Owners show their dogs on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Getty Images)
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Owners prepare to show their dogs on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Getty Images)
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Afghan hounds relax after being shown on the first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 7, 2013 in Birmingham, England. The four-day show features over 25,000 dogs, with competitors travelling from 41 countries to take part. Crufts, which was first held in1891, sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Getty Images)