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Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Jay Donoghue, left, of Greenbrier State Park and Michael Diambrosio, who guides for Assateague State Park, vie for the same flag during the beach flag portion of the 23rd annual Lifeguard Competition at Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro, Md. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. The events included a 300-yard swim, beach flags, a rescue race, an iron guard relay and an obstacle course. The winners receive a trophy, but most importantly get bragging rights. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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