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Argentines sweep world tango competition

  • Associated Press
  • August 27, 2013 - 11:10 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentine couples retained their dominance of the world's top tango dancing competition as the annual festival drew to a close.

Guido Palacios and Florencia Castilla, a couple in real life as well as on the dance floor, won the Stage Tango finals Tuesday with a score of 8.89 from a seven-member jury of dancers and choreographers.

Twenty couples from around the world competed in the Stage finals marking the end of the two-week festival.

But no one impressed the panel as much as the hometown couples who danced before a large crown in Buenos Aires' Luna Park stadium.

Argentine couples also came out on top in the Salon competition the night before.

The top winners received $7,000 dollars in cash and tickets to Paris, where they're expected to perform.

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