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10/18/2010 03:23 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

12 Spectacular Rafting Rivers: PHOTOS

The world is full of breathtaking mountains, pristine valleys, thundering rivers and waterfalls - and what better way to explore these scenic locales than on a raft?

Granted, whitewater rafting isn't the most "relaxing" of activities, but it certainly is one of the most exciting. We've compiled a list of 12 rivers around the world where you can experience some incredible whitewater thrills, together with viewing some of the world's most spectacular scenery. Send us pictures of your favorite rafting locations!