Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 30

I can be quick about this week’s best sports photos, 85% of them feature something to do with the Olympics in London. We’ll have loads more to come in the coming weeks so stay tuned. [90 photos total]

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New York Mets' Tejada lies in the dirt after he collided with Washington Nationals' Bernadina in their MLB game in New York (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
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A diver trains at the Aquatics Centre before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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Yoan Kolev of Bulgaria stands on his RS-X class windsurfing board during a practice session ahead of the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Ariosa of Paraguay's Olimpia dribbles ball under pressure from Cayetano of Uruguay's Danubio during 2012 Copa Sudamericana soccer match in Montevideo (ANDRES STAPFF/REUTERS) #
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Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale gestures a heart shape after scoring against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Carson, California (DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS) #
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Palmer of New Zealand trains at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in Stratford in east London (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Chinese swimmers perform strength exercises at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in Stratford in east London (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Chinese gymnast Teng Haibin works out on the horizontal bar during men's gymnastics podium training before the 2012 London Olympic Games in London (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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A swimmer is seen in the pool during a training session at the Aquatics Centre before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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New Zealand's Sarah Gregorius reacts after Britain's Stephanie Houghton scored a goal during their women's Group E football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Zara Dampney takes part in a practice session at the Olympic beach volleyball main court at the Horse Guards Parade in London (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #
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Matias Hypolito of Brazil attends a gymnastics training session at the O2 Arena before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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A South Korean coach watches Australia's Stepanie Rice (L) as she warms up before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova serves during a training session at the All England Lawn Tennis Club before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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Holley Mangold of the U.S. trains during a weightlifting practice session at the ExCel venue before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Romania's Daniela Dodean looks at the ball as she serves during a table tennis practice session at the ExCel venue before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Saida Khassenova pauses during a training session at the Goresbrook Leisure Center before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games (MURAD SEZER/REUTERS) #
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Venus Williams of the U.S. takes part in a training session at the All England Lawn Tennis Club before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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A diver practices before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
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Elizabeth Tweddle of Great Britain attends a gymnastics training session at the North Greenwich Arena before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Japan's Nozomi Nakano attends a fencing practice session at the ExCel venue before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games (MAX ROSSI/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Katrin Holtwick takes part in a practice session with kinesio tape on her stomach at the Olympic beach bolleyball main court at the Horse Guards Parade in London (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #
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Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates his goal against Switzerland during their men's Group B soccer match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at St James' Park in Newcastle (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Gymnasts from China's women's team attend a training session at the North Greenwich Arena before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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British divers Couch and Barrow take photographs of Daley and diving teammates from the 10 metre board at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in Stratford in east London (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Washington Nationals' Roger Bernadina gets ready to bat against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning in their MLB National League baseball game in Milwaukee (DARREN HAUCK/REUTERS) #
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Blue Bombers' Johnson and Muamba chase the football after Eskimos quarterback Jyles fumbled during their CFL game in Winnipeg (FRED GREENSLADE/REUTERS) #
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama greets Team USA basketball player Candace Parker during an athletes breakfast in London (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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U.S. basketball player Kobe Bryant smiles as he answers a reporter's question during a news conference in the Olympic media centre in London (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Iraq's Rand Al-Mashhadani watches her shot during the women's archery individual ranking round of the London 2012 Olympics Games at the Lords Cricket Ground in London (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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A diver prepares to take part in a training session at the Aquatics Centre before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
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Ana Satila of Brazil trains for the women's K1 competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom swims during the women's 100m butterfly heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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Riders cycle past Buckingham Palace at the start of the men's cycling road race at the London 2012 Olympic Games (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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India's Sharma celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's captain Jayawardene during the third One-Day International cricket match in Colombo (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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South Korea's Nam competes against Ukraine's Leleyko during their women's Individual Foil round of 32 competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Pierre Yves Beny of France competes in the rings at the men's qualificationduring the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Senegal's Malick Fall swims during the men's 100m breaststroke heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Colombia's Paula Medina serves against Ukraine's Tetyana Bilenko during their women's singles first round table tennis match in the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Katerina Emmons (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Louis Smith of Great Britain cries during the men's gymnastics qualification during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Tunisia's Boubakri competes against France's Guyart during their women's Individual Foil round of 16 fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (MAX ROSSI/REUTERS) #
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Kazakhstan's Alexandr Vinokurov celebrates as he wins the men's cycling road race at the London 2012 Olympic Games (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Vezzali celebrates defeating Tunisia's Boubakri during their women's Individual Foil quarter-final fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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Thailand's Panida Khamsri drops weights on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
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A tattoo of a Bible verse is seen on the hands of Brady Ellison of the U.S. as he prepares to take aim during the men's archery team quaterfinals at the Lords Cricket Ground during the London 2012 Olympics Games (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Dominican's Republic Beatriz Piron prepares to lift on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
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Denmark's Rikke Skov is challenged by Sweden's Johanna Wiberg and Johanna Ahlm during their women's handball Preliminaries Group B match at the Copper Box venue of the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Marketa Slukova and Kristyna Kolocova defend during the women's beach volleyball preliminary match against Austria's Stefanie Schwaiger and Doris Schwaiger at the Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #
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New York Jets quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow perform drills during the Jets training camp practice in Cortland, New York (ADAM FENSTER/REUTERS) #
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Ryan Lochte of the U.S. smiles after winning gold in the men's 400m individual medley final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Vezzali reacts after defeating South Korea's Nam during their women's Individual Foil bronze medal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands Olympic cycling team practices at Velodrome in Olympic Park during London 2012 Olympic Games in London (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
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South Africa's Freedom Chiya dives for the ball during the men's beach volleyball preliminary match against the U.S. at the Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #
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Competitors swim in the women's 100m backstroke heats during the London 2012 Olympic Games (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Vasiliki Millousi of Greece performs on the balance beam during the women's gymnastics qualification at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Ana Sofia Gomez Porras of Guatemala performs on the balance beam during the women's gymnastics qualification at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Cyclists compete in the rain during the women's cycling road race final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Indonesia's Jadi Setiadi competes on the 56Kg Group B weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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An Olympic tattoo is seen on Marta Pihan-Kulesza of Poland's back during the balance beam event during the women's gymnastics qualification at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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A general view of the women's beach volleyball preliminary match between Switzerland and Greece at the Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #
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Zara Phillips of Britain riding High Kingdom performs during the equestrian Eventing Individual Dressage Day 2 in the Greenwich Park during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS) #
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China's Fang Yuting takes aim in the women's archery team eliminations at the Lords Cricket Ground during the London 2012 Olympic Games (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit near Budapest (BERNADETT SZABO/REUTERS) #
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France's Tony Estanguet competes in the men's canoe single (C1) 1st run heat at Eton Dorney at the London 2012 Olympic Games (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Marianne Vos reacts as she crosses the finish line to win the women's cycling road race final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Brazil's Leandrinho Barbosa drives to the basket during their men's Group B basketball match against Australia at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Julia Rohde competes on the women's 53Kg Group B weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Stefano Cipressi competes in the men's canoe single (C1) heat at Lee Valley White Water Centre at the London 2012 Olympic Games (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Slovakia's Michal Martikan competes in the men's canoe single (C1) heat at Lee Valley White Water Centre at the London 2012 Olympic Games (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Australia's Becchara Palmer dives to save a shot during their women's beach volleyball preliminary round match against Germany at the London 2012 Olympics Games at the Horses Guards Parade (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #
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Poland's Aleksandra J Klejnowska-Krzywanska reacts after successful lift on the women's 53Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Hungary's Szilagyi competes against Russia's Kovalev during their men's sabre individual semifinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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France's Tsonga celebrates after winning his men's singles tennis match against Brazil's Bellucci at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympics Games (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh celebrates after winning the men's 100m breaststroke final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Tim Hutten of the U.S. challenges Montenegro's Boris Zlokovic during their men's preliminary round Group B water polo match at the Water Polo Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
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Uzbekistan's Ruslan Makarov reacts after his failed lift on the men's 56Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Members of France's 4x100m men's freestyle relay team cheer as their anchor swims the final leg, during the event final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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FC Luzern's goalkeeper Zibung covers the eyes of FC Sion's Vilmos Vanczak as they fight for the ball during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Lucerne (ROMINA AMATO/REUTERS) #
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Swimmers from Australia (L), the U.S. (C) and France compete during the men's 4 x 100m freestyle relay final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS) #
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Stoner of Australia accelerates through turn 11 during his win at U.S. Grand Prix Moto GP world championship motorcycle race in Monterey (ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS) #
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Valentino Rossi of Italy gets up after crashing his bike on turn 8 during the U.S. Grand Prix Moto GP world championship motorcycle race in Monterey (BECK DIEFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Michael Phelps of the U.S. jumps into the water to begin his men's 200m butterfly heat at the London 2012 Olympic Games (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Competitors row in the men's four heat at Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Race officials hold on to the boats before the start of the men's four heat at Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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New Zealand's Nicholas Wilson stretches for the ball during their men's Group B hockey match against South Korea at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena on the Olympic Park in London (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Japan's Toshiyuki Tanaka competes in the Eventing Cross Country equestrian event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Tom Daley wraps a towel around his eyes in between dives in the men's synchronised 10m platform final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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South Korea's Shin reacts after being defeated by Germany's Heidemann during their women's epee individual semifinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS) #
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Missy Franklin of the U.S. poses with her gold medal after winning the women's 100m backstroke final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #

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