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In pictures: Newfoundland's Great Fogo Island Punt Race

The seventh annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race in Newfoundland kicked off 10 am on July 19 2014 from the Government Warf, Joe Batt’s Arm, Fogo Island. The race honours the ingenuity of the boat builders on Fogo Island and Change Islands. It also showcases the tenacity of local rowers

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Participants in the Seventh Annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race the world's only ocean going punt race battle strong winds July 20, 2014.

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Racers Donna Conners (R) and Simone Lilly high five after placing third overall and first in the women's division in the Seventh Annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race the world's only ocean going punt race July 20, 2014.

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Participants in the Seventh Annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race the world's only ocean going punt race battle strong winds July 20, 2014.

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Racers Donna Conners (L) and Simone Lilly during the Seventh Annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race the world's only ocean going punt race July 20, 2014.

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Spectators watch as participants in the Seventh Annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race to "There and Back" row past Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador July 20, 2014.

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Participants in the Seventh Annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race the world's only ocean going punt race battle strong winds July 20, 2014

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Participants in the Seventh Annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race to "There and Back" at the start line July 20, 2014

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Participants in the Seventh Annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race before the start of the race ready their boats in Joe Batt's harbour July 20, 2014.

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Moored punts before the start of the Seventh Annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race in Joe Batt's harbour July 19, 2014.

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