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Annual rowing race held in Venice

2010-05-24 05:49:35 GMT2010-05-24 13:49:35 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Rowers compete during the annual Rowing Race Known as Vogalonga, in Venice, Italy, May 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Matteo Porta)

People drive their regattas during the annual Rowing Race Known as Vogalonga, in Venice, Italy, May 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Matteo Porta)

Rowers prepare their regattas during the annual Rowing Race Known as Vogalonga, in Venice, Italy, May 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaozhe)

Rowers prepare their regattas during the annual Rowing Race Known as Vogalonga, in Venice, Italy, May 23, 2010. The spirit of the event is to remind the old way of sailing in Venice's lagoon. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaozhe)

Rowers cheer on their regattas during the annual Rowing Race Known as Vogalonga, in Venice, Italy, May 23, 2010. The spirit of the event is to remind the old way of sailing in Venice's lagoon. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaozhe)

The spirit of the event is to remind the old way of sailing in Venice's lagoon. The race is around 15km long and last more than six hours. The regatta lovers from the whole Europe participated in the event, which attracted both local residents and foreign tourists.

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