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Crowds gather for Hong Kong boat carnival

Dragon boat racers have competed in the annual Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong. The ever-popular festival, known as Tuen Ng Festival, commemorates the death of Qu Yan 2,000 years ago, and draws thousands of visitors to Aberdeen Harbour. Qu drowned himself in the Mi Lo river in protest against corrupt rulers.

Crowds gather for Hong Kong boat carnival
Crowds line the foreshore during the Dragon Baoat Festival in Aberdeen Harbour on June 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The dragon boat festival is also knowen as Tuen Ng Festival and commemorates the death of Qu Yan two thousand years ago. Qu drowned himself in the Mi Lo river in protest against corrupt rulers. (Getty Images)
Crowds gather for Hong Kong boat carnival
Dragon boat racers race in the Dragon Baoat Festival in Aberdeen Harbour on June 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The dragon boat festival is also knowen as Tuen Ng Festival and commemorates the death of Qu Yan two thousand years ago. Qu drowned himself in the Mi Lo river in protest against corrupt rulers. (Getty Images)
Crowds gather for Hong Kong boat carnival
Dragon boat racers race in the Dragon Baoat Festival in Aberdeen Harbour on June 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The dragon boat festival is also knowen as Tuen Ng Festival and commemorates the death of Qu Yan two thousand years ago. Qu drowned himself in the Mi Lo river in protest against corrupt rulers. (Getty Images)
Crowds gather for Hong Kong boat carnival
Revelers gather to watch the Dragon Baoat Festival in Aberdeen Harbour on June 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The dragon boat festival is also knowen as Tuen Ng Festival and commemorates the death of Qu Yan two thousand years ago. Qu drowned himself in the Mi Lo river in protest against corrupt rulers. (Getty Images)
Crowds gather for Hong Kong boat carnival
An elderly man in his dinghy watches the Dragon Boat Festival in Aberdeen Harbour on June 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The dragon boat festival is also knowen as Tuen Ng Festival and commemorates the death of Qu Yan two thousand years ago. Qu drowned himself in the Mi Lo river in protest against corrupt rulers. (Getty Images)
Crowds gather for Hong Kong boat carnival
Racers compete in the Dragon Baoat Festival in Aberdeen Harbour on June 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The dragon boat festival is also knowen as Tuen Ng Festival and commemorates the death of Qu Yan two thousand years ago. Qu drowned himself in the Mi Lo river in protest against corrupt rulers. (Getty Images)
Crowds gather for Hong Kong boat carnival
Dragon boat racers compete in the Dragon Boat Festival in Aberdeen harbour on June 2, 2014, Hong Kong. The dragon boat festival is also knowen as the Tuen Ng Festival and it commemorates the death of Qu Yan, two Thousand years ago. Qu in protest against corrupt rulers drowned himself in the Mi Lo River. (Getty Images)
Crowds gather for Hong Kong boat carnival
Crowds line the foreshore during the Dragon Baoat Festival in Aberdeen Harbour on June 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The dragon boat festival is also knowen as Tuen Ng Festival and commemorates the death of Qu Yan two thousand years ago. Qu drowned himself in the Mi Lo river in protest against corrupt rulers. (Getty Images)