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Monday, December 21, 2009

Seattle Times Pictures of the Year 2009

Sept. 28: Taking off from Luther Burbank Park, 72 stand-up paddle boarders start their race around Mercer Island this past September. The first annual "Round the Rock" paddle-board race drew participants from as far away as New York to compete in the 13-mile race in 65-degree weather. The Interstate 90 bridge is in the background.