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Sampan race marks navy anniversary

2009-04-21 14:49:07 GMT2009-04-21 22:49:07 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Multinational navies compete during a sampan race at the Qingdao port of east China's Shandong province, April 21, 2009. The sampan race is part of the four-day festivities for the 60th anniversary of Chinese PLA Navy. Some 13 navy fleets from 12 countries joined the competition on Tuesday. [Xinhua]

Multinational navies compete during a sampan race at the Qingdao port of east China's Shandong province, April 21, 2009. [Xinhua]

Chinese sailors from the PLA Navy's 406th fleet compete during a sampan race at the Qingdao port of east China's Shandong province, April 21, 2009. [Xinhua]

Chinese sailors from the PLA Navy's 406th fleet celebrate after they win the sampan race at the Qingdao port of east China's Shandong province, April 21, 2009. [Xinhua]

French sailors compete during a sampan race at the Qingdao port of east China's Shandong province, April 21, 2009. [Xinhua]

The sampan race is part of the four-day festivities for the 60th anniversary of Chinese PLA Navy. Some 13 navy fleets from 12 countries joined the competition on Tuesday.

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