Are you a cat person? Get a closer look at the felines around the world, from Persians to Sphinxs to American Curls, competing for the ultimate titles.
A Canadian Sphinx is seen during the international Pet Expo show in Riga, Latvia.
A Persian cat is presented by her owner during an international feline beauty contest in Bucharest, Romania. Cat breeders from Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine and Serbia gathered in Bucharest for the Cat Spring Show.
A Canadian Sphynx sits during an international cat show in Moshav Bet Hefer near Netanya, Israel. The annual event, organized by the World Cat Federation (WCF), featured about 250 breeds of cats.
An American Curl looks out from its enclosure at the Catsburg International Cat Show in Moscow March 6, 2011. Owners brought over 1,000 cats to the show to be judged by international experts and to have the chance to win a gold and diamond key to "Catsburg."
An owner lifts her 2-year-old Maine Coon that weigh 10 kilograms during a regional exhibition in the Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
A girl in face paint holds her cat during an international cat exhibition in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Some 500 cats were judged during the exhibition, which featured cats from 10 European countries.
A Don Sphynx sits during an international cat show in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Artist Vlad Olandar holds a hoop as a cat jumps through during the rehearsal of a new show by Swiss National-Circus Knie in the town of Rapperswil east of Zurich, Switzerland.
Lise Girard of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, holds her Persian with a lion haircut during the International Cat Show in New York's Madison Square Garden.
An owner shows off her Maine Coon at the Catsburg International Cat Show in Moscow March 6, 2011.
A Russian owner shows her cat during the International Cat Show in St. Petersburg. More than 1,000 cats of various breeds took part in the show.
A Persian named Bette Midler with a Lion haircut sits on a cat couch at the International Cat Show in New York's Madison Square Garden.