Epic burger battle in Washington, D.C.

Top competitive eaters vie to see who can eat the most hamburgers in 10 minutes in the nation's capitol.

  • Patrick Bertoletti stuffs himself with hamburgers at the sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Hamburgers and aluminium foil wrappers are seen at sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Winner Molly Schuyler participates in the sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Hamburgers are prepared before sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Winner Schuyler eats 26th hamburger at sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • David Brunelli struggles eating a hamburger in the sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Patrick Bertoletti stuffs himself with hamburgers at the sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Hamburgers are prepared before sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Winner Molly Schuyler participates in the sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Winner Molly Schuyler participates in the sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Hamburgers are prepared before sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Sean Nichols is introduced at sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Patrick Bertoletti stuffs himself with hamburger number 25 at the sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters

  • Winner Schuyler celebrates win at sixth annual Independence Burger Eating Contest at Z-Burger in Washington � Gary Cameron / Reuters