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Photos: The many faces of Olympic judo matches

There were many emotions on display during judo matches on day 3 of the Olympics. Such as...

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In an athletic competition as big as the Olympics, emotions run high. Emotions such as determination... (Sabrina Filzmoser of Austria, left, controls Joliane Melancon of Canada during the women's 57-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.)

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(Austria's Sabrina Filzmoser fights with Senegal's Hortance Diedhiou (blue) during their women's -57kg elimination round of 16 judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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(Japan's Kaori Matsumoto fights with Azerbaijan's Kifayat Gasimova (blue) during their women's -57kg elimination round of 16 judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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(Japan's Kaori Matsumoto fights with France's Automne Pavia (blue) during their women's -57kg semi-final A judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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(Brazil's Rafaela Silva fights with Germany's Miryam Roper (blue) during their women's -57kg elimination round of 32 judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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(Dex Elmont of Netherlands, top, competes with Ugo Legrand of France during the men's 73-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.)

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(Giulia Quintavalle of Italy, left, and Sabrina Filzmoser of Austria compete during the women's 57-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.)

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...or surprise: (South Korea's Wang Ki-Chun fights with Georgia's Nugzar Tatalashvili during their men's -73kg elimination round of 64 judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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(Portugal's Telma Monteiro fights with Marti Malloy of the U.S. (blue) during their women's -57kg elimination round of 32 judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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Athletes can even find a certain degree of serenity. (Nicholas Delpopolo of the U.S. fights with Mongolia's Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal (blue) during their men's -73kg repechage judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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(France's Ugo Legrand fights with Poland's Tomasz Adamiec (blue) during their men's -73kg elimination round of 32 judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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(Wang Ki-chun of South Korea, top, competes with Nicholas Delpopolo of the United States during the men's 73-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.)

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(Netherlands' Dex Elmont fights with France's Ugo Legrand (blue) during the men's -73kg quarter-final judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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(Marti Malloy of the United States, right, and Corina Caprioriu of Romania during the women's 57-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.)

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(France's Ugo Legrand with his nose taped after being injured, fights Egypt's Hussein Hafiz (blue) during the men's -73kg elimination round of 16 judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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In a single bout, an athlete can run the gamut from shock... (Marti Malloy of the U.S. fights with Romania's Corina Caprioriu (blue) during their women's -57kg semi-final B judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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...to aggression...

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...to victory. (Romania's Corina Caprioriu celebrates as she defeats Marti Malloy of the U.S. (white) in their women's -57kg semi-final B judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. )

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Some athletes get the sweet taste of victory. (Romania's Corina Caprioriu celebrates as she defeats Marti Malloy of the U.S. in their women's -57kg semi-final B judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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While others face defeat. (Czech Republic's Jaromir Jezek (blue) sits on the mat during the men's -73kg elimination round of 16 judo match against South Korea's Wang Ki-Chun at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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(Mongolia's Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal (blue) reacts as he loses to Russia's Mansur Isaev in their men's -73kg quarter-final judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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(Austria's Sabrina Filzmoser (blue) lies on the mat after losing to France's Automne Pavia in their women's -57kg quarter-final judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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And the spectators may just savour their tea. (French President Francois Hollande and his sports advisor, former 1980 French Olympic judo gold medallist Thierry Rey, right, receive drinks from a volunteer during the men's -73kg judo competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012.)

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