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Moscow's Dogs Get Dressed Up for City Costume Contest

It's no secret Muscovites love their dogs — and they love dressing them up almost as much.

On Sunday, some of the Russian capital's most creative dog owners brought their fluffy friends to the Yama amphitheater for the first "Pesi Party" costume contest for dogs. Four-legged bees, Cheburashkas and more could be seen roaming around the square.

Prizes were given out in three categories: "Best paired costume," "Most original costume" and "Grand Prix." The event helped benefit a good cause, as well, raising money to help construct a new shelter for stray dogs.

Here's a look at some of the best-dressed candidates:

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