Welcome to the Olympics of indoor wall climbing
Contestants from across the globe compete in Paris.
Hundreds of athletes from around the world descended on Paris this week for the 2016 indoor World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships. Competitors from Canada, Germany, Japan and France among other countries are competing in the four-day event at the Accor Hotels Arena.
In the photo above, Israel's Netta Fredman takes part in the first day of competition.
Fredman has been competing in the sport for years, as you can see from the video below from a 2012 competition in her home country of Israel:
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As for the rest of the competition, they look pretty excited about the event:
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