Swimmers prepare for the start of the annual swim to Goree Island, visible in the distance, at a beach in Dakar, Senegal Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Several hundred swimmers participated in this year's ... more 
Swimmers prepare for the start of the annual swim to Goree Island, visible in the distance, at a beach in 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 8:41 AM EDT