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Ahoy! Historic Cutty Sark clipper ship set to open after restoration

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General view of the newly-restored "Cutty Sark" tea clipper in Greenwich, east London on April 24. The clipper was closed to the public in 2006 ahead of a major restoration project but suffered major damage during a fire in 2007. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is set to officially re-open the Cutty Sark on April 25.

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Rigging crews look towards the mast as they work on the newly-restored "Cutty Sark" tea clipper in Greenwich, east London on April 24. The clipper was closed to the public in 2006 ahead of a major restoration project but suffered major damage during a fire in 2007. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is set to officially re-open the Cutty Sark on April 25.

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This 1914 photo of the 212 foot long Cutty Sark clipper ship which was launched in taken in 1869 from Dumbarton, Scotland.

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A general view of the figurehead on the newly refurbished Cutty Sark on April 24, in London, England. The restored Cuttty Sark, a 19th century tea clipper, is due to reopen to the public on April 26, after an extensive restoration which was severly hampered buy fire back in May 2007 at a cost of more than GBP 50 million.

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Conservators work to restore the Cutty Sark on April 4, 2012 in London, England. The restored vessel will include the largest collection of merchant navy figureheads in the world and features the Cutty Sark's own original figurehead 'Nannie'. The Cuttty Sark, a 19th century tea clipper, is due to reopen to the public on April 26, 2012 after an extensive restoration following a severe fire in 2007.

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