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Dragon boat competition in Qu Yuan's hometown

2010-06-15 09:52:14 GMT2010-06-15 17:52:14 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Participants compete in a dragon boat race on the Yangtze River during an event marking the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival in Zigui county, Qu Yuan's hometown in central China's Hubei Province, June 15, 2010. The festival, which falls on Wednesday, arises from the legend of Qu Yuan (340 BC - 278 BC), a romantic poet and minister to the king of Chu who drowned himself after he was forced into exile. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

Participants compete in a dragon boat race on the Yangtze River during an event marking the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival in Zigui county, Qu Yuan's hometown in central China's Hubei Province, June 15, 2010. The festival, which falls on Wednesday, arises from the legend of Qu Yuan (340 BC - 278 BC), a romantic poet and minister to the king of Chu who drowned himself after he was forced into exile. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

Participants compete in a dragon boat race on the Yangtze River during an event marking the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival in Zigui county, Qu Yuan's hometown in central China's Hubei Province, June 15, 2010.

The festival, which falls on Wednesday, arises from the legend of Qu Yuan (340 BC - 278 BC), a romantic poet and minister to the king of Chu who drowned himself after he was forced into exile.

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