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Japanese men swim over 95 miles... to say thanks

Six Japanese men swam 95 miles through heavy winds and rough seas to reach the Taiwanese coast Monday in a show of gratitude to Taiwan for its help after the March earthquake and tsunami.

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Japanese athletes swim the final stretch into the Suao harbor, northeastern Taiwan, on Monday, Sept. 19.

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Ayahiko Matsumoto joins Japanese athletes, in blue caps, as they celebrate their swim from Japan into the Suao harbor, northeastern Taiwan, on Monday. Six Japanese swimmers completed a two-day, 95-mile relay swim from Japan's Yonaguni Island to Taiwan to thank the island for its disaster aid after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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