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Dragon Boat Festival 2005

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Thousands gather for the Dragon Boat Festival held in Zigui, an hour away from Yichang.

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Here the bicycle club is in the shorter of the two different length dragon boats. The short boat holds 10 rowers, one drummer and a helmsman. The longer boat holds 20 rowers.

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The drummers pound away, urging the rowers on.

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The race is on!

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Shorel signing autographs for some children. They were surprised he could write his own Chinese name.

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Shorel being interviewed by a local newspaper reporter…and being assisted by a number of guys from the bicycle club.

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This team from the Philippines won the overall competition. Almost all were at least 6′ tall and had arms as thick as tree trunks. I actually think they were off-duty Filipino Marines. They were big boys.

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