A "SHOE"-IN TO WIN: A giant shoe-shaped boat races down the Thames River during an annual competition in England.
Photograph by Phil Cole, Getty Images
CHOCOLATE CRUISER: A 2,400-pound (1,100-kilogram) chocolate boat sails into a port in western France. The only part that’s not all chocolaty goodness is the frame, which is made of sugar.
Photograph by Fred Tanneau, AFP, Getty Images
HAVING A BALL: Designed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, a fiberglass boat shaped like a soccer ball glides along the city’s waterways. The boat encouraged tourism to Holland, a region in the Netherlands.
Photograph by Foto24, Gallo Images, Getty Images
GUITAR STAR: A musician cruises through Australia’s Sydney Harbour on a guitar-shaped boat, which was modeled after his own instrument.
Photograph by Sergio Dionisio, Getty Images
PLASTIC POWER: Two men in the port of Gaza City in the Palestinian territories row a boat made from recycled plastic bottles.
Photograph by MOHAMMED ABED, AFP, Getty Images
FROM STREET TO SEA: Cars that have been converted into boats cruise the open water of Kahshe Lake in Ontario, Canada.
Photograph by All Canada Photos, Getty Images
"GOURD"-GEOUS DAY: A man relaxes inside a giant carved-out pumpkin as he paddles across a lake in Tualatin, Oregon.
Photograph by Alex Milan Tracy, Sipa USA, Newscom
NEWS TRAVELS FAST: At a boat race near Alappuzha, India, one craft looks like a folded paper hat constructed from one of the country’s newspapers.
Photograph by incredible india travel stock images, Alamy
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