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Dragon boat racers churn through the water in Hong Kong

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A participant reacts as he competes in a dragon boat race to mark the annual Tuen Ng or Dragon Boat Festival at Hong Kong's Aberdeen fishing port June 12. The festival is commemorated in memory of Chinese patriotic poet Qu Yuan, who drowned himself on the day in 277 B.C.

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Participants compete in a dragon boat race during the dragon boat festival in Hong Kong Wednesday, June 12. The festival, falling on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, is in remembrance of Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet who committed suicide in the Miluo River after he was exiled.

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Competitors splash other boats competitors with water as it is the tradition, during Aberdeen Dragon Boat Races on June 12, in Hong Kong.

 

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