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Boat race

Boats sail during the water parade, part of the Venice Carnival, in Venice, Italy. The Venice carnival in the historical lagoon city attracts people from around the world.

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Competitors and the spectator fleet, right, race along at start of the 75th Sydney Hobart yacht race in Sydney Harbour.

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A Buddhist monk, left, offers holly prayer onto a wooden boat for their good racing during the water festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The three-day annual festival, starting Sunday, is to dedicate to the kingdom's ancestral naval warriors.

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Participants row their snake boats during Indira Gandhi Boat Race (IGBR) as part of the ongoing Champions Boat League, in Kochi, Kerala.

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Oarsmen row their boats during the traditional annual boat race festival at Rudra Sagar Lake in Melaghar, 55 kms south-east of Agartala.

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Oarswomen row their boat during the traditional annual boat race festival at Rudra Sagar Lake in Melaghar, 55 kms south-east of Agartala.

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With every conceivable sporting activity speedily shuffled up into a corporatised league for maximum milking, it’s unsurprising that the annual boat race on the Punnamada lake inaugurated the Cha­mpions Boat League. Sachin, outrigged by Kathakali dancers, spoke of Kerala’s resilience in the face of floods and its passion for cricket.

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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar flags off the 67th edition of Nehru Trophy boat race at Alappuzha in Kerala.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar during the inauguration of the 67th edition of Nehru Trophy boat race at Alappuzha in Kerala

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Villagers row their boats during a traditional boat race in the swollen River Ganga on the occasion of 'Kajari festival' in Mirzapur.

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The crew the the British team's F50 catamaran move around after it capsized in the Hudson River before the start of a SailGP race in New York. New York is the third of five stops in the inaugural season, followed by Cowes, England, and the finale in Marseille, France, which will be highlighted by a $1 million, winner-take-all match race final.

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Participants splash water from their dragon boat as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong.

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Participants compete in a dragon boat race as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong. Dragon boat races are in remembrance of Chu Yuan, an ancient Chinese scholar-statesman, who drowned in 277 B.C. while denouncing government corruption.

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Competitors take part in the first sailboat race of the season on Lake Balaton near Balatonfured, Hungary.

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Oarsmen row their boats during the traditional annual boat race festival at Rudra Sagar Lake in Melaghar, 55 kms south-east of Agartala.

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Participants compete in a dragon boat race as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong.

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Participants compete in a dragon boat race as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong. Dragon boat races are in remembrance of Chu Yuan, an ancient Chinese scholar-statesman, who drowned in 277 B.C. while denouncing government corruption.

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