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U.S. green auction raises more than $1 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sailing holiday on the world's largest luxury catamaran and a painting and meeting with artist Peter Lik were among the top selling items in a Green Auction that raised more than $1.2 million for environmental charities.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sailing holiday on the world's largest luxury catamaran and a painting and meeting with artist Peter Lik were among the top selling items in a Green Auction that raised more than $1.2 million for environmental charities.

The online and live auction at Christie's have reaped more than $6 million over three years for its beneficiaries, which this year included Oceana, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Central Park Conservancy and Conservation International.

Proceeds will be earmarked for each organization's water-conservation projects.

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