Olympics 2012: Athletes in motion

Growth, in some curious way, I suspect, depends on being always in motion just a little bit, one way or another. [26 photos total]

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This multiple exposure photo shows Italy's Elisa Di Francisca, left, and Korea's Nam Hyun Hee competing during a semifinal fencing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP / Andrew Medichini) #
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China's Man Zhong competes against South Korea's Junghwan Kim during the men's individual sabre round of 32 fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP / Andrew Medichini) #
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This multiple exposure shows China's Sun Yujie, left, facing Ukraine's Yana Shemyakina during a women's individual epee fencing semifinals match against at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP / Dmitry Lovetsky) #
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In this multiple-exposure photograph, Corinna Lawrence, right, of Great Britain battles Caterin Bravo Aranguiz of Chile in epee on Monday, July 30, 2012, at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Minneapolis Star Tribune / Brian Peterson) #
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In this multiple exposure photo, gymnast Jorge Hugo Giraldo Lopez from Colombia performs on the pommel horse during the Artistic Gymnastics men's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP / Julie Jacobson) #
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In this multiple exposure photo, U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the floor at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP / Julie Jacobson) #
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In this multiple exposure photo, U.S. gymnast Samuel Mikulak performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastics men's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP / Julie Jacobson) #
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German gymnast Philipp Boy performs the floor exercises during the Men's Artistic Gymnastics Individual Qualification in the London 2012 Olympic Games in North Greenwich Arena. The multiple exposure photo shows him during his routine. (ZUMA24.com / Friso Gentsch) #
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In this multiple exposure photo, Brazil's Daniele Matias Hypolito performs on the vault during training at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. (AP / Julie Jacobson) #
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Shot with a multiple exposure, China's Linlin Deng competes on the beam during the women's individual qualification during the Summer Olympic Games in London, England, Sunday, July 29, 2012. (Los Angeles Times / Wally Skalij) #
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In this multiple exposure photo, U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. (AP / Julie Jacobson) #
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In this multiple exposure photo, Canada's Damian Warner competes in the men's decathlon pole vault during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP / David J. Phillip) #
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United States' Trey Hardee runs to take a jump in the decathlon pole vault during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP / Matt Dunham) #
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United States' Brittney Reese competes in the women's long jump final to win gold during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP / Matt Dunham) #
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt competes in a men's 200-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. (AP / Matt Dunham) #
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Athletes compete in the men's 20-kilometer race walk near Buckingham Palace during the 2012 Summer Olympics Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in London. (AP / Charlie Riedel) #
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In this five frame multiple exposure, Andrew Hoy, of Australia, rides Rutherglen as he competes in the equestrian eventing cross-country stage at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP / Charlie Riedel) #
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Frederic Fokejou Tefot of Cameroon competes in the men's +105-kg, group B, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in London. (AP / Mike Groll) #
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This multiple exposure image shows Mikalai Novikau of Belarus competing during the men's 85-kg, group B, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London. (AP / Hassan Ammar) #
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Singapore's Tianwei Feng, left, plays Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa in a women's bronze medal table tennis match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. (AP / Sergei Grits) #
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Italy's Federica Pellegrini starts her heat in the women's 400-meter freestyle at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sunday, July 29, 2012. (AP / Matt Slocum) #
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Thomas Daley and Peter Waterfield of Great Britain compete during the Men's Synchronized 10 Meter Platform Diving final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012. Great Britain took fourth in the event. (AP / Mark J. Terrill) #
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This multiple exposure image shows Hungary's Barna Bor and Morocco's El Mehdi Malki compete during the elimination round of 32 at men's 100-kg judo at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London. (AP / Paul Sancya) #
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The English National Ballet troupe performs at a pre-show during the Artistic Gymnastic women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. (AP / Matt Dunham) #
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Russia's Daria Dmitrieva performs during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifications at at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in London. (AP / Julie Jacobson) #
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April Ross of the United States spins the ball during a beach volleyball match against Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. (AP / Dave Martin) #

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