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Movember inspiration: Mustaches around the world
Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Ready. Set. Grow!

It's "Movember," a time when the world joins together in mustache solidarity.

During November, men sprout mustaches to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. And this year GlobalPost's correspondents from all over the world — Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and at GlobalPost's Boston headquarters — have decided to join the ranks of dedicated Mo Bros and Mo Sistas. 

Here are the rules, according to Movember co-founder Adam Garone:

• Start M(N)ovember 1st clean-shaven
• Grow a mustache for the entire month of Movember
• No joining your mustache with your sideburns - that's a beard
• No joining your mustache under you chin - that's a goatee
• Conduct yourself like a true gentleman

As of today all Mo Bros are clean-shaven. So until then, here's some inspiration. And don't forget to donate to GlobalPost's team, GLOBALMO

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Australia Wallabies rugby union players Pat McCabe (L), Dave Dennis (2nd L), Stephen Moore (2nd R) and Michael Hooper stand in front of a Qantas 737 with a giant moustache painted on the nose at the start of 'Movember' in Sydney on Oct. 31, 2012.

(William West - AFP/Getty Images)
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Saddi Muhammad displays his moustache after achieving a record by using his moustache to pull a 1.7 tonne pickup truck a distance of 60.3 metres at the week-long youth festival in the eastern city of Lahore on Oct. 21, 2012.

(Arif Ali - AFP/Getty Images)
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Competitors wait backstage during the first edition of the European Beard and Moustache championships on Sept. 22, 2012 in Wittersdorf, eastern France.

(Sebastien Bozon - AFP/Getty Images)
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More competitors from the European Beard and Moustache championships.

(Sebastien Bozon - AFP/Getty Images)
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More amazing mustaches!

(Sebastien Bozon - AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman uses her finger as an ironic Hipster moustache at the second annual Hipster Olympics on July 21, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

(Adam Berry - AFP/Getty Images)
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Kit Cox wears a mustache umbrella in the Hendrick’s Unusual Umbrella Emporium at the launch of London Cocktail Week on Oct. 12, 2011 in London, England.

(Oli Scarff - AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian Hindu devotee of the goddess Mahankali, M.Ramadass holds two limes in his seven feet moustache as he poses during a Swarnalatha Rangam ceremony at The Sri Ujjaini Mahakali Temple in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on July 18, 2011. Swarnalatha Rangam is a ritual where it is believed that the goddess Mahankali enters the body of an unmarried woman and predicts the future.

(Noah Seelam - AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian man R.K. Tiwari performs a candle-lit moustache dance beside a home made replica of the ICC Cricket World Cup as a way to wish the India team success in the tournament, in Allahabad on Feb. 18, 2011.

(Sebastien Bozon - AFP/Getty Images)
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It's a lovely thing when shared traditions unite so many different people.