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Coast Guard announces contest winners

Following on the heels of the first-ever People's Choice photo contest, the official 2009 Coast Guard photo contest winners were recently announced. The judges reviewed the nearly 800 photos submitted from across the Coast Guard family.

The winners included an image from a Motor Lifeboat School class training for heavy weather boat operations off Cape Disappointment in the Pacific Northwest;

a cutter patrolling ice-choked Glacier Bay, Alaska; and a Coast Guard rescue swimmer hanging from a Coast Guard MH-60 Dolphin helicopter.

All of the winning photos can be viewed on the Coast Guard Flickr page.