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The best photos from Day 2 at the Olympics

Canadians and athletes from around the world are seen in these shots from London 2012. This gallery will updated throughout the day with the best photographs from the Olympic games.

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Canada's Philippe Beaudry competes against Belarus' Dmitri Lapkes during the men's individual sabre round of 32 fencing.

Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

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Hungary's Aron Szilagyi (R) competes against Italy's Diego Occhiuzzi during their men's sabre individual gold medal fencing match at the ExCel venue.

MAX ROSSI/REUTERS

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Russia's Nikolay Kovalev celebrates defeating Germany's Nicolas Limbach (not seen) during their men's sabre individual quarterfinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue.

DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Canada's Jillian Tyler prepares to start heat four of the women's 100m breaststroke event.

TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Tera Van Beilen of Canada competes in a women's 100-meter breaststroke swimming heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park.

David J. Phillip/AP

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Japan's Masashi Ebinuma fights with Canada's Sasha Mehmedovic (blue) during their men's -66kg elimination round of 32 judo match.

KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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China's Qiang Liu (R) fights against Australia's Luke Jackson in the men's light (60kg) Round of 32 boxing match at ExCeL venue.

MURAD SEZER/REUTERS

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Canada's Custio Clayton (R) fights against Mexico's Oscar Molina Casillas in the men's welter (69kg) Round of 32 boxing match at ExCeL venue.

MURAD SEZER/REUTERS

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Asuka Teramoto of Japan competes in the floor exercise during the women's gymnastics qualification in the North Greenwich Arena.

BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS

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Clara Hughes (L) of Canada races ahead of the pack on the Box Hill circuit during the women's cycling road race.

MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Tunisia's Kamel Alouini takes a shot against Sweden's Kim Andersson (R) in their men's handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box venue.

MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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The sky turns black before a heavy rain shower as Germany's Hannes Aigner competes in the heats of the K-1 men's canoe slalom at Lee Valley Whitewater Center.

Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

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China's Jingbiao Wu competes on the men's 56Kg Group A weightlifting competition.

KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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A fleet of Star class keelboots sail during the first race at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, southern England.

PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS

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Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa smiles after setting a world record to win the men's 100m breaststroke final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre.

TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Hungary's Szabolcs Zubai scores a goal against Denmark in their men's handball Preliminaries Group B match at the Copper Box venue.

MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Members of France's 4x100m men's freestyle relay team Clement Lefert, Fabien Gilot and Amaury Leveaux cheer as their anchor Yannick Agnel swims the final leg, during the event final. France avenged their defeat to the United States in Beijing four years ago when they snatched the gold medal in the men's 4x100 metres freestyle final.

MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Canada's Jennifer Abel (L) and Emilie Heymans perform a dive at the women's synchronised 3m springboard final.

TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Canada's Jennifer Abel and Emilie Heymans (facing camera) celebrate winning bronze in the women's synchronised 3m springboard final.

TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Canadian bronze medalists Jennifer Abel, left, and Emilie Heymans pose with their medals after the 3 Meter Synchronized Springboard final at the Aquatics Centre.

Mark J. Terrill/AP

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