The Best Photos From A German Finger Wrestling Tournament

The sport of finger wrestling involves two contestants putting their middle fingers through a leather band and trying to pull each other over a table. An AP photographer went to the Alps Finger Wrestling championships in southern Germany and took these wonderful photos from some bouts.

You can really see the dedication—and pain—on their faces.

The Best Photos From A German Finger Wrestling Tournament

The Best Photos From A German Finger Wrestling Tournament

The Best Photos From A German Finger Wrestling Tournament

The Best Photos From A German Finger Wrestling Tournament

The Best Photos From A German Finger Wrestling Tournament

The Best Photos From A German Finger Wrestling Tournament

Here's video of a past tournament if you want to watch the sport in action.

Photos: Matthias Schrader/AP