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Canada's women's eight rowing team celebrates their silver moment

Canada's women's eight rowers had to settle for silver on Thursday, August 2, 2012. Gold went to Team USA, the defending Olympic champions and Canada's bitter rivals. The Netherlands won bronze.

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Canada's Lesley Thompson-Willie, Andreanne Morin, Darcy Marquardt, Ashley Brzozowicz, Natalie Mastracci, Lauren Wilkinson, Krista Guloien, Rachelle Viinberg, and Janine Hanson row their way to a silver medal for the women's eight in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, on Aug. 2, 2012.

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Canada's women's eight rowing team race to a second place finish silver at Eton Dorney.

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Prince Harry (right) watches the Canadian women's eight rowing team win the silver medal with Canadian silver medal rowers Malcolm Howard (centre), Jeremiah Brown and his son, Ethan during his visit to Canada House on August 2, 2012.

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Spectators watch the women's eight finals rowing event.

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Canada's women's eight rowing team cross the finish line to take silver beside America's gold medal team.

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Rowers react after finishing the women's eight finals rowing event. From bottom to top: Team Britain, Team Romania, Team Canada, Team USA.

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U.S. rowers Mary Whipple, Caryn Davies, Caroline Lind, Eleanor Logan, Meghan Musnicki, Taylor Ritzel, Esther Lofgren, Zsuzsanna Francia, and Erin Cafaro celebrate after winning the gold medal for the women's rowing eight.

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Team Canada row to the podium for the women's eight finals rowing event victory ceremony on August 2, 2012.

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Canada's Lesley Thompson-Willie, Andreanne Morin, Darcy Marquardt, Ashley Brzozowicz, Natalie Mastracci, Lauren Wilkinson, Krista Guloien, Rachelle Viinberg, and Janine Hanson of the women's eight team celebrate winning the silver medal.

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Team USA react after winning the gold medals at the victory ceremony.

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Canada's women's eight rowing team members (left to right) Rachelle Viinberg, Krista Guloien, Lauren Wilkinson, Natalie Mastracci, Ashley Brzozowicz celebrate their silver medal finish.

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Team USA celebrate their gold medal victory by throwing a teammate in the water.

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Gold medallists Team USA (centre) sing their national anthem next to silver medallists Team Canada (left) and bronze medallists Team Netherlands during the victory ceremony for the women's eight finals rowing event.

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Members of the U.S. team react after being presented with gold medals at the victory ceremony.

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A member of the U.S. women's rowing eight team, center, kisses the gold medal they won for the women's rowing eight in Eton Dorney. The team from Canada, left, won the silver medal, and the team from Netherlands, right, won the bronze.

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Team Netherlands row with their bronze medals after the victory ceremony. The team comprises of Jacobine Veenhoven, Nienke Kingma, Chantal Achterberg, Sytske de Groot, Roline Repelaer van Driel, Claudia Belderbos, Carline Bouw, Annemiek de Haan and Anne Schellekens.

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Team USA row with their medals after the victory ceremony. The team comprises of Erin Cafaro, Zsuzsanna Francia, Esther Lofgren, Taylor Ritzel, Meghan Musnicki, Eleanor Logan, Caroline Lind, Caryn Davies and Mary Whipple.

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Team Canada row with their silver medals.

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