South Africa's Dwarf festival featured dancing, tug-of-war contest & much more
The event was an opportunity to share experiences, and discuss challenges and ways to overcome them. (Photo: AP)
The event was an opportunity to share experiences, and discuss challenges and ways to overcome them. (Photo: AP)
Winners of a Mr. and Ms. Dwarf competition, Adriaan Coetzee, right, Naline Kruger, first princess, centre and Bernadine Coetze, left, during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The event featured lots of dancing, competitions, a tug-of-war contest and so much more.  (Photo: AP)
Winners of a Mr. and Ms. Dwarf competition, Adriaan Coetzee, right, Naline Kruger, first princess, centre and Bernadine Coetze, left, during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The event featured lots of dancing, competitions, a tug-of-war contest and so much more. (Photo: AP)
Family members attend a Mr. and Ms. Dwarf competition, during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The event drew dwarves from around the country and was held to have an open dialogue about the issues they face and break general stereotypes.  (Photo: AP)
Family members attend a Mr. and Ms. Dwarf competition, during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The event drew dwarves from around the country and was held to have an open dialogue about the issues they face and break general stereotypes. (Photo: AP)
Children line up to participate in a Mr. and Ms. Dwarf competition during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Misconceptions about dwarfism can have a lasting impact on a person's self-esteem. These issues can limit opportunities for success in life. (Photo: AP)
Children line up to participate in a Mr. and Ms. Dwarf competition during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Misconceptions about dwarfism can have a lasting impact on a person's self-esteem. These issues can limit opportunities for success in life. (Photo: AP)
People relax in a pool at the Weesgerus holiday resort during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.There are close to 651,000 people with a type of dwarfism around the world. (Photo: AP)
People relax in a pool at the Weesgerus holiday resort during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.There are close to 651,000 people with a type of dwarfism around the world. (Photo: AP)
First princess of a Ms. Dwarf competition Naline Kruger greets people in a pool at the Weesgerus holiday resort during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. The goal of the event is to build a strong community to help overcome challenges.  (Photo: AP)
First princess of a Ms. Dwarf competition Naline Kruger greets people in a pool at the Weesgerus holiday resort during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. The goal of the event is to build a strong community to help overcome challenges. (Photo: AP)
Winners of a Ms. Dwarf competition Naline Kruger, first princess, right, and winner Bernadine Coetzer, during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. October is Dwarfism Awareness month.  (Photo: AP)
Winners of a Ms. Dwarf competition Naline Kruger, first princess, right, and winner Bernadine Coetzer, during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. October is Dwarfism Awareness month. (Photo: AP)
Heinrich Botha takes part in a Mr. Dwarf competition during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.  (Photo: AP)
Heinrich Botha takes part in a Mr. Dwarf competition during a weekend dwarf festival in Modimolle, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: AP)