This year, 16 teams competed in the final match of the Dragon Boat Open on Saturday, which took place on the Beijing-Hangzhu Grand Canal. They aren't the only ones. In the last couple of weeks, rowers around the world competed in dragon boat events. Below, scenes from races past and present, courtesy of Reuters.
Dragons Race at China's Annual Competition
Images of this weekend's Dragon Boat Open, and other competitions throughout the years.