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  1. Celebration of handstands around the world
  2. Will help improve your balance and core stability
  3. Handstands used in gymnastics, parkour, diving, yoga, dancing, cheerleading & more
  4. Show us your handstands via #HandstandDay

Live Reporting

By Alan Beck and Georgina Burkoff

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye and keep handstanding!

    That's all we've got time for on the live page - it's been a privilege to see the effort people have put in today to make International Handstand Day 2017 (we reckon) the best one yet. Thank you so so much to everyone who's contributed.

    We'll be doing a round-up of all the best action to go on BBC Get Inspired, so don't stop sharing and wherever you are, and whatever you're doing, have a great rest of Handstand Day!

    Until next time...


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    We genuinely had no expectations of getting a handstand from the continent of Antarctica, so we left it off our map.

    But a little frantic Photoshopping and hey presto - The International Handstand Day Map is properly complete!

    World, we couldn't have done it without you...

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    WAIT!!!! Antarctica!

  4. From dawn till dusk...

    Quote Message: Start the day with Aloha and end it with Mahalo from Valerie Munsterman‏, Hawaii
    Valerie Munsterman‏, Hawaii
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    Which seems most appropriate as we near the end of our live text coverage of IHD 2017

  5. What the...?

    It takes a couple of seconds for your brain to work out what happening here, but when you do, it's very funny...

    Thanks to North Yorkshire Physiotherapy* for sharing and then stepping up the mark themselves:

    *other physiotherapists are, of course, available!

  6. Island hopper!

    It's hard to tell where the blue sky ends and the blue sea begins in this wonderful snap from Jamaica 🙃 🇯🇲

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  7. Saved by South Africa!

    We wondered for a while if we were going to get a handstand from Africa, but thankfully this one came in from Victoria...

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    And that's our continental map complete! ✅

  8. The domino effect...

    This Dutch gymnastics club are showing off their handstands in style.

    Let's just hope one person doesn't topple over...! 🇳🇱🇳🇱

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  9. Handstands over London

    Over to the capital where these two ladies stopped for a breather during their walk.

    Not much of breather if you ask me!

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  10. CBBC vs Handstands

    And you won't be surprised to hear that some of the presenters at CBBC have got involved...they didn't need much arm-twisting, either!

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    It's a family affair for Rhys Stephenson and his sister in the back garden...

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    MOTD Kickabout's Ben Shires has two generations of family joining in...

  11. BBC Sportsworld vs Handstand

    It didn't take much to convince our colleagues at BBC World Service sports desk to get involved in #HandstandDay...

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  12. From Judo to gymnastics

    Judo superstar Euan Burton took time out of his trip to beautiful Leeds Castle in Kent, to show us his equally beautiful handstand! ☀️👍

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  13. Rum Tum Tugger gets in on the act...

    You would be forgiven for thinking the cast of Cats have joined in on Handstand Day, but this is in fact the HPL Gymnastics display team giving us their best handstand version of the Mexican wave.

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  14. More from our women and men in blue...

    Police woman performing a handstand at a police station car park
  15. You know what they say...

    A team that handstands together, stays together.

    This is how the team at Flyers Trampoline in Fife celebrated #HandstandDay.

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  16. Canadian balancing acts

    This next one could be a contender for picture of the day...

    Niagara Falls. Wow.

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    We love the background of flags in this clip from Nicolo.

    And the handstand isn't half bad either! 😁👍

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    And of course, that's North America ✅

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  17. The housework handstander

    Here is Jack brushing up (sorry) on his handstand skills.

    What a multi-tasker!

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  18. You are never too young to handstand... demonstrated by this toddler in Melbourne...

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    And this little one back in the UK!

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  19. Acrobat, gymnast, contortionist...

    Yasmine is all three!

    So we're not surprised her #HandstandDay snap is mesmerising 🙌🏿🤸🏿‍♂️

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  20. Sumo-stand!

    This definitely counts.


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