Oslo Norway Getting Ready To Board Windstar's Wind Surf One of the Largest Sailing Yachts in the World-Departing from Oslo, Norway this eight-day cruise took us to Amsterdam, Netherlands, with stops to Kristiansand, Norway; Rotterdam and Vlissingen, Netherlands; Zeebruge, Belgium; and Dover, England
Kite-surfers ride http://www.viveresporte.com.br/ the waves as the wind carries their kites during the Kitesurf World Cup on the North Sea off St. Peter-Ording, northern Germany, on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.
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People's Liberation Army soldiers stand in formation during a ceremony held ahead of a military exercise in Beijing, July 28, 2009. China took foreign journalists on a tour of the People's Liberation Army division north of the capital Tuesday, calling it a sign the world's largest army is improving its openness and transparency. The visit comes ahead of Aug. 1, which marks the 82nd anniversary of the army's founding.
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Michael Phelps swims in a men's 200m butterfly heat at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome, Tuesday, July 28, 2009.
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Monsoon clouds gather in the http://www.viveresporte.com.br/produtos/ sky as commuters ride past in Jammu, India, Tuesday, July 28, 2009. The monsoon season in India begins in June and ends in September.
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A young flower seller looks for buyers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, July 28, 2009. Heavy monsoon rains have battered Bangladesh's capital, flooding streets and homes, stranding thousands and forcing businesses and schools to close.
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A new baby Asian elephant is seen during a photocall at England's Whipsnade Zoo, Tuesday, July 28, 2009. The six-day old newborn weighed in at 126 kilograms (278 pounds) and has yet to be named by the zoo.
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The sun https://boardsportscalifornia.com/windsurfing/ rises over the peaks of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains near Koenigstein, Germany, Tuesday, July 28, 2009.
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Get wet and try not to wipe out, at these 50 best surf spots.
Whether you like rocky cliff faces, standing in awe at the pros charging some of the best waves in the world or getting lost searching for little-known breaks, we have you covered with everything from epic waves to beautiful, small glassy swells.
So whether you're a beginner or an expert, here's where to get on board.
This list was compiled by Jade Bremner, an avid surfer who has surfed many of these locations, and using contributions from other professional surfers. Thanks also to surfing-waves.com for their assistance.
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The city of Rio de Janeiro hosted the loja de materiais esportivos Games of the XXXI Olympiad. This followed three rounds of voting by members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 2 October 2009 at the 121st IOC Session, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Seven cities were initially proposed by their National Olympic Committees to host the 2016 Games: Chicago (USA), Prague (CZE), Tokyo (JPN), Rio de Janeiro (BRA), Baku (AZE), Doha (QAT) and Madrid (ESP). On 4 June 2008, the IOC Executive Board selected four cities to enter the Candidate City phase of the bid process. Listed in the official order of drawing of lots, these cities were:
Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
During the vote on 2 October 2009, Rio de Janeiro eventually triumphed by taking 66 votes compared to Madrid's 32. This gave Rio the majority that it needed to be elected as the host city for the 2016 Games. Rio had to overcome stiff competition, however, in the form of Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid in order to get the Games.
21st IOC Session, 2 October 2009, Copenhagen: Election of the Host City of the XXXI Games of the Olympiad
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