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This picture is the first in a series of five photographs of Victoria Harbour, sweeping from left to right.
      It begins with this close-up, followed by three wide shots, and ending with another close-up of the Bank of China and surrounding skyscrapers.
Lighters are the fetch-and-carry boats that unload the many ships that come into port. The ships anchor off-shore and the lighters pick up their cargo and bring it to land. Their name comes from the fact that they make the ships lighter.
     I love that.