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New York City, New York, January 13, 2008The three Cunard Lines "queens"from left, the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria, and the Queen Elizabeth 2 sail out of New York Harbor.

The three ships had never before met and never will again, and fireworks exploded over Manhattan to mark the event.

The QE2 will be decommissioned this year and turned into a floating five-star hotel in the United Arab Emirates.

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