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A gravel barge travelling along the Grand Canal in Wuxi, China. I was amazed just how low in the water this barge was with waves breaking over the back of the boat. Taken from a bridge in the southern part of the city near sunset. The Grand Canal stretches from Beijing to Hangzhou & is the worlds longest canal. From Wikipedia:

"The Grand Canal (simplified Chinese: 大运河; traditional Chinese: 大運河; pinyin: Dà Yùnhé) in China, also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal (simplified Chinese: 京杭大运河; traditional Chinese: 京杭大運河; pinyin: Jīng Háng Dà Yùnhé) is the longest canal or artificial river in the world.[1] Starting at Beijing, it passes through Tianjin and the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the city of Hangzhou. The oldest parts of the canal date back to the 5th century BC, although the various sections were finally combined during the Sui Dynasty (581–618 CE).
The total length of the Grand Canal is 1,776 km (1,104 mi)..."

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