Revellers in South Korea have had some summer fun getting messy at a popular mud festival.
The annual spectacle in Boryeong, 190km south-west of the capital Seoul, featured mud-themed wrestling pits, prisons and baths.
The fesitval, which organisers said attracted more than 3.2 million people last year, runs from July 17-26.
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The presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on Monday officially opened a new railroad that will link the oil-rich former Soviet republic with Afghanistan.