Swimmers head toward Goree Island during the annual Dakar-Goree swim, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Several hundred swimmers participated in this year's event, which traced a ... more 
Swimmers head toward Goree Island during the annual Dakar-Goree swim, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Several hundred swimmers participated in this year's event, which traced a 4.5 km (2.7 mile) course from the West African nation's capital on the Cap Vert peninsula to Goree Island, known for its historic role as a point of departure in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rebecca Blackwell
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 9:22 AM EDT