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Teen begins solo sail attempt

A 16-year-old Australian girl has begun her attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world.

Jessica Watson received warm support as she began a planned eight-month, 23,600-mile (38,000km) journey.

Georgie Nel reports.

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