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Team Canada and others dig in for beach volleyball

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Britain's John Garcia-Thompson dives for the ball during a beach volleyball match against Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London.

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Canada's Martin Reader (R) challenges Britain's Steve Grotowski during the men's beach volleyball preliminary match at the Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012.

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Brazil's Larissa Franca dives for the ball during a beach volleyball match against Mauritius at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London.

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Juliana Silva from Brazil serves a ball to team Mauritius during the Beach Volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London.

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Canada's Martin Reader dives for a ball during preliminary beach volleyball action against Steve Grotowski and John Garcia-Thompson of Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, on Saturday July 28, 2012. Reader and his partner Joshua Binstock won two sets to none.

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Canada's Martin Reader (L) dives for the ball next to teammate Joshua Binstock during the men's beach volleyball preliminary match against Britain at the Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012.

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Canada (front) and Britain's team react at the end of their men's beach volleyball preliminary match at the Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012.

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Canada's Martin Reader reacts after a win over Great Britain in a beach volleyball contest at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London.

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Brazil's Juliana Silva (C) challenges Mauritius' Natacha Rigobert during the women's beach volleyball preliminary match at the Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012.

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