An Air Guitar champion showcasing their talents on the stage (Image: Lehtikuva)

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THE WORLD AIR GUITAR CHAMPIONSHIPS kicked off in Oulu this week, drawing thousands of enthusiasts who demonstrated that you don't need to learn an instrument to become a rock god. 

Finland has hosted air guitar championships several times, with the 'sport' becoming something of a national pastime to some, stemming largely from the country's rich history of heavy metal music. 

You can see more photos of the action by scrolling down. 

Image Credit: Lehtikuva