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Laura Dekker waves to the media as she stands on her boat in Den Osse, southwest Netherlands, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. Fourteen year-old Laura Dekker, who hopes to become the youngest person to sail around the world by herself, and her father Dick Dekker, have departed the harbor of Den Osse in her 38-foot (11.5-meter) yacht Guppy, bound for Portugal where she hopes to begin her solo attempt later this year. (AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski)

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