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I believe I can fly: gravity-defying photos from the London Olympics

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Japanese gymnast Yusuke Tanaka performs on the rings during the Artistic Gymnastic men's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.

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Zou Kai of China competes in the horizontal bar during the men's gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. This picture was taken using multiple exposures.

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Guo Weiyang of China competes in the parallel bars during the men's gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.

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Guo Weiyang of China competes in the rings during the men's gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.

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U.S. gymnast Jacob Dalton performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic men's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.

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The crowd watches Kazuhito Tanaka of Japan as he competes in the parallel bars during the men's gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.

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Sam Oldham of Britain competes in the rings during the men's gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.

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British soldiers watch gymnast Simona Castro Lazo from Chile perform during the Artistic Gymnastics women's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. Troops, teachers and students are getting free tickets to fill prime seats that were empty at some Olympic venues on the first full day of competition.

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Celine van Gerner of Netherlands competes in the floor exercise during the women's gymnastics qualification in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012.

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Asuka Teramoto of Japan competes in the floor exercise during the women's gymnastics qualification in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012.

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A judge watches as Kohei Uchimura of Japan falls off the pommel horse during the men's gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.

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Brazil's Alexandra Nascimento, left, takes a shoot against Montenegro in their women's handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.

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Matt Grevers of the U.S. starts in the men's 100m backstroke final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 30, 2012.

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Australia's Emily Seebohm starts the women's 100m backstroke final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 30, 2012.

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Argentina's Pedro Ibarra, left, flies through the air after clattering into Britain's Matthew Daly during their men's Group A hockey match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena on the Olympic Park in London July 30, 2012.

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Indonesia's Mohammad Ahsan and Bona Septano play against South Korea's Ko Sung-hyun and Yoo Yeon-seong during their men's doubles group play stage Group B badminton match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena July 30, 2012.

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Brazil's Juliana, left, looks at the ball near her team mate Larissa as they play against Germany in their women's preliminary round beach volleyball match against Germany at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade July 30, 2012.

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North Korea's Un Guk Kim jumps celebrating his new world record in total of the men's 62Kg weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.

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Albania's Romela Begaj does a flip after successful lift on the women's 58Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.

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Gold medalists Cao Yuan, right, and Zhang Yanquan from China compete during the Men's Synchronized 10 Meter Platform Diving final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012.

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Gold medalists Cao Yuan, right, and Zhang Yanquan from China compete during the Men's Synchronized 10 Meter Platform Diving final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012.

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Thomas Daley, front, and Peter Waterfield, right, from Great Britain compete during the Men's Synchronized 10 Meter Platform Diving final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012.

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Thomas Daley, front, and Peter Waterfield, rear, from Great Britain compete during the Men's Synchronized 10 Meter Platform Diving final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012.

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Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to France's Julien Benneteau in their men's singles tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympics Games July 30, 2012.

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Serena Williams of the U.S. stretches for a return to Poland's Urszula Radwanska in their women's singles tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympics Games July 30, 2012.

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Russia's Irina Bliznova (C) makes her shot between Britain's Holly Lam-Moores, left, and Ewa Palies in their women's handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.

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Mongolia's Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal fights with Netherlands' Dex Elmont (blue) in their men's -73kg bronze medal A judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.

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China's Wu Minxia, left, and He Zi compete during the 3 meter synchronized springboard final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sunday, July 29, 2012. China won the gold medal in the event.

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China's Chen Ruolin practices her women's 10m platform dive at the Aquatics Centre, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, on Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London.

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