Argentina's world tango competition (PHOTOS)

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Argentina's Facundo de la Cruz Gomez Palavecino and Paola Sanz hold their trophies after winning the Salon Tango category on August 27, 2012 at the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires.

Credit:

Daniel Garcia

Argentina's tango competition had pairs from around the world twirling across the dance floor, but it was a hometown couple that made it to the top. A couple in real life and on the dance floor, Facundo de la Cruz Gomez Palavecino and Paola Sanz danced their way to a score of 8.81 as they were judged by a seven-member jury made up of dancers and choreographers.

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    Argentina's Facundo de la Cruz Gomez Palavecino and Paola Sanz hold their trophies after winning the Salon Tango category on August 27, 2012 at the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires.

    Credit:

    Daniel Garcia

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    The Argentine couple of Barbara Ferreyra (L) and Nahuel Tortosa dance during the semifinal round of the Stage Tango competition at the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Argentine couple of Gabriela Yasmin Aguirre (L) and Hector Marciano Salinas dance during the semifinal round of the Stage Tango competition at the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Argentine couple of Gabriela Yasmin Aguirre (L) and Hector Marciano Salinas dance during the semifinal round of the Stage Tango competition at the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Japanese couple of Manabu Kato (R) and Genta Nakazawa dance during the semifinal round of the Stage Tango competition at the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Argentine couple of Nair Schinca (R) and Nicolas Schell dance during the semifinal round of the Stage Tango competition at the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Argentine couple of Barbara Ferreyra (top) and Nahuel Tortosa dance during the semifinal round of the Stage Tango competition at the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Argentine couple of Naoko Tsutsumizaki (L) and Cristian Andres Lopez dance during the semifinal round of the Stage Tango competition at the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Chilean Andrea Zuniga Garces (R) and Ruben Cadin Farias dance during the Stage Tango competition semifinal round of the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Argentine Yesica Esquivel (L) and Ariel Leguizamon dance during the Stage Tango competition semifinal round of the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Italian Cinzia Lombardi (L) and Luciano Donda dance during the Stage Tango competition semifinal round of the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Argentine Hebe Lucia Hernandez (behind) and Fernando Ariel Carrasco dance during the Stage Tango competition semifinal round of the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Colombian Ana Zoraida Gomez Diaz (L) and Jorge Andres Padilla Mayo dance during the Stage Tango competition semifinal round of the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Argentine Micaela Minervino (R) and Jesus Taborda dance during the Stage Tango competition semifinal round of the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires on August 25, 2012.

    Credit:

    ALEJANDRO PAGNI

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    Argentina's Facundo de la Cruz Gomez Palavecino and Paola Sanz dance after winning the Salon Tango category on August 27, 2012 at the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires.

    Credit:

    DANIEL GARCIA