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In pictures: Istanbul open water swimming event spans 2 continents

The race takes participants 6 kms down the Bosphorus Strait from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side.

In pictures: Istanbul open water swimming event spans 2 continents
Swimmers jump in the Bosphorous river as they take part in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim event on July 23, 2017. The race takes participants 6 kms down the Bosphorus Strait from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side.
In pictures: Istanbul open water swimming event spans 2 continents
Swimmers jump in the Bosphorous river as they take part in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim event on July 23, 2017. The race takes participants 6 kms down the Bosphorus Strait from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side.
In pictures: Istanbul open water swimming event spans 2 continents
Swimmers jump in the Bosphorous river as they take part in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim event on July 23, 2017. The race takes participants 6 kms down the Bosphorus Strait from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side.
In pictures: Istanbul open water swimming event spans 2 continents
Swimmers stand aboard a ferry boat before taking the start of the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim event on July 23, 2017. The race takes participants 6 kms down the Bosphorus Strait from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side.
In pictures: Istanbul open water swimming event spans 2 continents
Swimmers stand aboard a ferry boat before taking the start of the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim event on July 23, 2017. The race takes participants 6 kms down the Bosphorus Strait from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side.
In pictures: Istanbul open water swimming event spans 2 continents
Swimmers jump in the Bosphorous river as they take part in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim event on July 23, 2017. The race takes participants 6 kms down the Bosphorus Strait from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side.
In pictures: Istanbul open water swimming event spans 2 continents
Swimmers wait for the ferry boat before taking the start of the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim event on July 23, 2017. The race takes participants 6 kms down the Bosphorus Strait from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side.
In pictures: Istanbul open water swimming event spans 2 continents
Swimmers compete in the Bosphorous river as they take part in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim event on July 23, 2017. The race takes participants 6 kms down the Bosphorus Strait from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side.
In pictures: Istanbul open water swimming event spans 2 continents
Swimmers compete in the Bosphorous river as they take part in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim event on July 23, 2017. The race takes participants 6 kms down the Bosphorus Strait from the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side.