Laura Dekker raises her arms in the air triumphantly as she comes ashore.
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Teenager Laura Dekker circumnavigates the globe

To sail around the globe alone is as tough a sporting challenge as you can get.

But Laura Dekker has achieved just that - at the age of 16.

She is the youngest person to complete the feat but, it has not earned the Dutch teenager a place in the record books.

Tom Esslemont reports.