Bangladesh boat race by Md Shafiul Islam

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Pictured: Dozens of rowers sit shoudler to shoulder along the length of the boat as they compete in a boat race known locally as 'Nouka Baich' down the Ghaghat River in Gaibandha district, Bangladesh. <br />
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The long thin boats, which are between 70 feet to 120 feet long, can reach speeds of around 20 mph and each boat can hold 80 to 100 people. <br />
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Thousands of locals line the river bank to watch the traditional boat race in Bangladesh, and the winners of the races are given various prizes including cash, televisions, cows, buffaloes and even goats.<br />
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