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Images from the World Team Table Tennis Championships

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Germany's Steffen Mengel eyes the ball as he serves to Ukraine's Ivan Katkov during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 1, 2014.

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Koki Niwa of Japan, top, and Marcos Freitas of Portugal, bottom, compete during their quarter-final match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Robert Gardos of Austria watches the ball during his quarter-final match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships against Zhang Jike of China in Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Kenta Matsudaira of Japan serves against Joao Monteiro of Portugal during his quarter-final match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Ma Long of China watches the ball during his quarter-final match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships against Daniel Habesohn of Austria in Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Koki Niwa of Japan, top, and Marcos Freitas of Portugal, bottom, compete during their quarter-final match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships against in Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Ma Long of China, right, watches the ball during his quarter-final match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships against Daniel Habesohn of Austria, left, in Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2014.

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China's Xu Xin eyes the ball as he serves to Austria's Stefan Fegerl during their men's quarter-final match at the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 2, 2014.

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Gao Ning of Singapore serves the ball against Kristian Karlsson of Sweden, right, during their best eight playoff match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Petrissa Solja of Germany watches the ball during her best eight playoff match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships against Elena Dubkova of Belarus in Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Sabine Winter of Germany, right, and Voktoria Pavlovich of Belarus, left, compete during their best eight playoff match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Sabine Winter of Germany watches the ball during her best eight playoff match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships against Voktoria Pavlovich of Belarus in Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Sweden's Kristian Karlsson hits a return to Singapore's Gao Ning during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 2, 2014.

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South Korea's Seo Hyowon reacts after losing a point against Romania's Elizabeta Samara during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 2, 2014.

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South Korea's Yang Ha-eun serves to Romania's Elizabeta Samara during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 2, 2014.

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Netherlands' Li Jiao hits a return to Taiwan's Huang Yihua during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 2, 2014.

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North Korea's Ri Myong Sun hits a return to Ukraine's Margaryta Pesotska during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 2, 2014.

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Austria's Daniel Habesohn serves to Greece's Konstantinos Papageorgiou during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 2, 2014.

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Andrej Gacina of Croatia competes against Chen Chien-An of Taiwan during his best eight play-off match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2014.

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China's Ding Ning serves to Austria's Liu Jia during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 1, 2014.

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Eva Odorova of Slovakia returns a shot to Ri Mi Gyong of North Korea during their round robin match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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Kalinikos Kreanga of Greece returns a shot to Adrien Mattenet of France during their round robin match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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Jung Young-sik, right, of South Korea returns a shot to Kim Nam Choi of North Korea during their round robin match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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Japan's Jun Mizutani hits a return to Hungary's Adam Pattantyus during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 1, 2014.

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South Korea's Jung Young-sik hits a return to North Korea's Kim Nam Chol during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 1, 2014.

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North Korea's Kim Nam Chol eyes the ball as South Korea's Jung Young-sik serves to him during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 1, 2014.

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North Korea's Kim Hyok Bong (bottom) serves to South Korea's Cho Eonrae during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 1, 2014.

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A referee checks the table before the match between South Korea's Cho Eonrae, left, and North Korea's Kim Hyok Bong during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 1, 2014.

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Sweden's Jens Lundqvist eyes the ball as he serves to Singapore's Yang Zi during the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo May 2, 2014.

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