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Russia's Svetlana Romashina performs in the synchronised swimming

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Russia’s Svetlana Romashina performs in the synchronised swimming solo free routine preliminaries during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona on Monday

Competitors from Egypt practice their synchronised swimming team performance at the Saint Jordi arena in Barcelona prior to the world swimming championships...Egypt's team practice their synchronised swimming team performance ahead of the upcoming World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona, July 17, 2013. The World Swimming Championships will take place July 20 to August 4.

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Egypt’s team practice their synchronised swimming team performance ahead of the upcoming World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona. The World Swimming Championships will take place July 20 to August 4.

The Sagrada Familia cathedral is seen in the background as an unidentified diver practices ahead of the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain

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The Sagrada Familia cathedral is seen in the background as a diver practices ahead of the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday. The FINA World Championships run from July 19 to August 4.

Rugby Union - 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour - Australia Recovery Session Session - Coogee Beach, Sydney...Australia's Christian Leali'ifano (left) and Israel Folau (right) during a recovery session at Coogee Beach, Sydney in Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday 1st July 2013. See PA story RUGBYU Lions. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only, Non-commercial use, Photographs cannot be altered or adjusted other than in the course of normal journalistic or editorial practice (including cropping/manipulation for purpose of formatting or superimposition of captions/headings). Call 44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

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Rugby players Christian Leali’ifano (left) and Israel Folau (right) during a recovery session at Coogee Beach, Sydney in Australia.

Liam Tancock takes part in the Mens Open 100m Backstroke

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Liam Tancock takes part in the men’s open 100m backstroke on the first day of the British Gas Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge sports centre, Sheffield.

A Free Syrian Army fighter dives into a swimming pool inside a house in the old city of Aleppo...A Free Syrian Army fighter dives into a swimming pool inside a house in the old city of Aleppo June 24, 2013.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter dives into a swimming pool inside a house in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, on Monday Read more

A swimmer walks on a beach covered in seaweed in the coastal city of Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong province, 17 June 2013. The seaweed, named enteromorpha prolifera grow quickly due to marine water eutrophication and warm weather following the ocean current that gather at the coastlines of Qingdao and the neighboring cities in recent days. This causes oxygen deficiency for the marine aquaculture and bad effects for the tourism.

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A swimmer walks on a beach covered in seaweed in the coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province in eastern China.

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel starts her swim to Florida from Havana, Cuba

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Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel starts her swim to Florida from Havana, Cuba on Wednesday. Read more

Guests of the Marina Bay Sands

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Guests of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore look over the city-state’s financial district from a rooftop swimming pool. Read more