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    Posted on 3 Nov 2015

    27 Photos From The Biggest Party On Australia's Social Calendar

    If you're lucky, you may even see a horse.

    1. So Tuesday was the Melbourne Cup, the biggest day on Australia's social calendar.

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    2. The Cup was won by a female jockey for the first time, with the help of her brother Stevie. It's a really nice story.

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    3. Just more than 100,000 people packed into Flemington race course for the event. It's the nation's biggest party.

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    4. And boy oh boy were the punters in a good mood.

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    5. Aussies. They just love horse racing.

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    6. There were costumes.

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    7. Zany outfits.

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    8. And some really nice outfits.

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    9. The men built human pyramids as a way of gaining female attention.

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    10. While the females were just classy af.

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    11. People played traditional games. Like tie limbo!

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    12. And arm wrestling.

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    13. Or cops and robbers. (Don't play this game it's a very bad idea)

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    14. If you're lucky you may even see a horse at some stage.

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    15. Most people enjoy a quiet drink.

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    16. Admittedly, it's a long day.

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    17. Sometimes you need a nap to get through it.

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    18. Some handle things better than others.

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    19. There are always a few casualties.

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    20. It can be a slow crawl to the finish line.

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    21. But we help each other through.

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    22. These guys found love!

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    23. After the race there's some trash to clean up.

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    24. Get in the bin, Flemington.

    25. But hey even garbage can be fun, right?

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    26. And at the end of the day everyone has to get home somehow.

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    27. Until next year, Melbourne. 👠 🐴 🍸

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