Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Dragon Boat Festival

How cool is this? You're looking at the team that Taiwanese builder Horizon assembled for the national Dragon Boat Festival race, inches away from snagging the bronze medal in the competition on Wednesday.

The festival is a big deal in Taiwan—in fact, it's a nationwide holiday that's been celebrated for centuries, highlighted by the race, in which one team member pounds away on a drum and the rest row to its beat. It's always held at the beginning of the summer, to drive away evil spirits and insects that can spread disease as well as to instill peace in life.

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