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Tall ships sail up Hudson River for Fleet Week

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Sailors aboard the tall ship from Indonesia "Dewaruci" sail past the Statue of Liberty May 23, in New York. The tall ship is participating in Fleet Week events in New York.

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Ships sail up the Hudson river during the start of Fleet Week in New York May 23.

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The tall ship from Ecuador, Guayas sails past Manhattan on May 23, in New York. The tall ship is participating in Fleet Week events.

From NBC: Naval vessels ranging from a U.S. amphibious assault ship to a Finnish minelayer are participating in Fleet Week. The organization Operation Sail says 17 tall ships from around the world also will be in the city. The large vessels are rigged with traditional sails.    This year's event marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812.   For more on the Fleet Week activities click here.