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Residents from the nearby Providencia ‘favela’ community swim and cool off in the polluted Guanabara Bay in the historic port district in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Providencia ‘favela’ is considered to be the oldest in Rio. The polluted bay will host sailing events during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Ahead of the games, the port district is undergoing a controversial multibillion dollar urban renewal program although some projects have been delayed in the midst of Brazil’s recession. Many parts of the port district retain descendants of African slaves along with Afro-Brazilian historical locations including the area where samba music is thought to have been born in Rio.
Competitors start in a men’s 50m freestyle heat at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia today.
Hungary’s Liliana Szilagyi swims in a women’s 200m butterfly heat at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia
A spectator watches the morning heats at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia on Monday
Swimmers start the women’s 10km open water race at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Members of Team France perform in the synchronised swimming team technical final at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia today.
Spain’s Ona Carbonell performs in the synchronised swimming solo free routine preliminary at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia on Monday
Iraqis swim at an irrigation canal on the outskirts of Baghdad as temperatures reach close to 50 degrees Celsius (122F) as authorities declared a holiday
People swim during the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich
Team Indonesia start their routine in their Team Technical and Free Routine synchronized swimming finals at the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore
Indonesian children jump into the water from a docked tugboat across from the prison island of Nusakambangan in Cilacap, Central Java.
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A member of the Serpentine Swimming Club enjoys a brisk early morning swim on Monday in the lake in Hyde Park in London, England
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A swimmer does laps in Bronte Ocean Pool as a severe storm hits Sydney at Bronte Beach on Monday in Australia.
Leng Yuting poses underwater for her wedding pictures at a photography studio in Shanghai, ahead of her wedding next year. Fiance Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because ‘it’s romantic and beautiful’. Mr Wedding studio owner, Tina Lui, started providing underwater pictures four years ago
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Members of the Serpentine Swimming Club enjoy an early morning swim in Serpentine lake in Hyde Park on Monday.
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Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp for overweight children in Beijing, China
Michael Jamieson competes in the men’s open 200m breaststroke heats during the 2014 British Gas Swimming Championships at Tollcross, Glasgow.
A swimmer passes a temporary floating sculpture as he trains on the Serpentine Lake at Hyde Park in London.
A diver performs with sardines as part of summer holiday events at Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea.
Connor Jaeger of the US competes in a Men’s 800m freestyle heat at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.