In pictures: Dragonboat racing gets underway

It is the 14th year the event has taken place in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central
£40,000 was raised for Birmingham Children's Hospital last year Credit: ITV News Central
Teams compete against each other in traditional Chinese longboats Credit: ITV News Central

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Charity Dragonboat Festival

The annual Brindleyplace Dragonboat Festiva takes place today in Birmingham. Teams will compete against each other in traditional Chinese longboats along the canal, from Pitcher and Piano to the NIA.