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Thursday, 15 August, 2002, 12:26 GMT 13:26 UK
In pictures: Tall Ships
The arrival the Tall Ships in Portsmouth Harbour signals the beginning of a four-day celebration in the city.

The Italian naval ketch Orsa Maggiore
More than 60 ships took part in this year's race

The Italian naval ketch Orsa Maggiore
The Orsa Maggiore was the first ship to arrive in Portsmouth

The Italian naval ketch Orsa Maggiore
More than 250,000 are expected to visit the ships in Portsmouth

Stavros S Niarchos
The young people from Portsmouth get ship shape

Stavros S Niarchos
The Portsmouth crew of the Stavros S Niarchos tuck in

Stavros S Niarchos
The youngster learned how to deal with rough conditions

Stavros S Niarchos
The hard work takes its toll on the Portsmouth youngsters

The Italian naval ketch Orsa Maggiore
The climax of the party will be a parade in the Solent on Sunday


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