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Date: 23 Jun 2012
Photographer: Andy Jones
Copyright: © 2012 The Power of Sport Images
Dimensions: 4000x1804 / 1.9MB
Teams compete during the Hong Kong's Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Tuen Ng Festival, in Stanley beach, Hong Kong on 23 June 2012. This ancient event, commemorates the death of a popular Chinese national hero, Qu Yuan, who drowned himself in the Mi Lo River over 2,000 years ago to protest against the corrupt rulers. Legend has it that as townspeople attempted to rescue Qu Yuan, they beat drums to scare fish away and threw dumplings into the sea to keep the fish from eating his body....
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