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Canadian women's basketball team scores unlikely victory over Brazil

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Brazil's Clarissa Santos (C) is guarded by Canada's Tamara Tatham and Natalie Achonwa (R) during their women's preliminary round Group B basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012.

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Canada's Chelsea Aubry (R) and Brazil's Joice Rodrigues go after a loose ball.

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Canada's Krista Phillips (R) grabs the rebound from Brazil's Erika Souza.

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Canada's Shona Thorburn (L) is tripped up by Brazil's Erika Souza.

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Canada's Thorburn (R) reaches for the rebound with Brazil's Clarissa Santos.

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Canada's Shona Thorburn (L) reacts as Brazil's Joice Rodrigues walks off the court after their women's preliminary round Group B basketball match at the Basketball Arena.

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Brazil's Nadia Colhado sits dejected on the bench as her team lost to Canada.

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