Australia: Ankles Aweigh

It was a splendid day for the seventh annual Henley-on-Todd Regatta, high point of the year for the outback town of Alice Springs, Australia. In broiling sunshine, yachts representing Australia and the U.S. fought it out for the Australia's Cup, while sun-bronzed Aussie and Yank oarsmen strained for the rowing championship. Children fished happily while lifeguards on surfboards kept an eye out for bikinied girls in distress. But as any Aussie will tell you, this was no run-of-the-millstream regatta. Consider:

> The youngsters "fished" by digging in the sandy riverbed for wooden fish...

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