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The best photos from Day 6 of the Olympics

Athletes from Canada and around the world are shown in these pictures at London 2012. This gallery will updated throughout the day with the best photographs from the Olympic games.

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Michael Phelps of the U.S. dives into the pool at the start of the men's 200m individual medley swimming final at the Aquatics Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.

Adam Pretty/REUTERS

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The U.S. men's basketball team stands for the national before their men's preliminary round Group A basketball match against Nigeria at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.

Mike Segar/REUTERS

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Fans waving British flags cheer for Britain's Lizzie Neave, not in picture, as she competes in the women's K-1 kayak slalom semifinal at the Lee Valley White Water Center at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Waltham Cross, near London.

Victor R. Caivano/AP

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U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. Douglas won the gold medal.

Gregory Bull/AP

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Members of the Australian synchronized swimming team practice at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Aug. 2, 2012.

Doug Mills/The New York Times

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South Africa's crew Lucke Ramsay, centre, and Mike Leigh, not seen, capsize during the 470 class race at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Weymouth and Portland, England.

Bernat Armangue/AP

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Mexico's Aida Roman shoots as she is seen on a large screen during the women's individual archery final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Lord's Cricket Ground August 2, 2012.

Suhaib Salem/REUTERS

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Britain's Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas (front), Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh compete in the track cycling men's team pursuit qualifiers at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.

Cathal McNaughton/REUTERS

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Gold medalist Zhang Jike of China, changes his shirt during his match Wang Hao of China, against men's singles table tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

Sergei Grits/AP

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Britain's Prince William, right, and wife Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, watch track cycling at the velodrome during the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

Matt Rourke/AP

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USA's Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl, foreground, compete during the 470 class race at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Weymouth and Portland, England.

Bernat Armangue/AP

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Germany's Dimitri Peters celebrates after defeating Uzbekistan's Ramziddin Sayidov (white) in their men's -100kg bronze medal A judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.

Kim Kyung-Hoon/REUTERS

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First placed Etienne Stott of Britain jumps into the water as compatriots David Florence (2nd R) and Richard Hounslow (L) celebrate their second place finish with coach Mark Delaney in the men's canoe double (C2) final at Lee Valley White Water Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.

Suzanne Plunkett/REUTERS

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This multiple exposure photo shows France's Corinne Maitrejean and Italy's Elisa Di Francisca competing during a semifinals match at women's team foil fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

Pat Semansky/AP

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Spain's Pablo Herrera Allepuz misses the ball during a beach volleyball match against Japan on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.

Jae C. Hong/AP

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Mongolia's Tuvshinbayar Naidan falls backwards after defeating South Korea's Hwang Hee-Tae (white) in their men's -100kg semi-final A judo match on August 2, 2012.

Darren Staples/REUTERS

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Serena Williams of the U.S. serves to Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in their women's singles tennis quarterfinals match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club on August 2, 2012.

Dominic Ebenbichler/REUTERS

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Hungary's Gabor Csaszar takes a shot challenged by Croatia's Drago Vukovic (centre) in their men's handball Preliminaries Group B match at the Copper Box venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.

Marko Djurica/REUTERS

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Annie Martin of Canada digs out the ball during a beach volleyball match against Italy at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

Dave Martin/AP

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Denmark's Joachim Fischer with team mate Christinna Pedersen (not pictured) plays against China's Nan Zhang and Yunlei Zhao during their mixed doubles badminton semifinals match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena August 2, 2012.

BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS

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South Africa's (front) Sizwe Ndlovu, John Smith, Matthew Brittain and James Thompson celebrate after winning the men's lightweight four finals rowing event during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney August 2, 2012.

EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS

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Jenny Mensing of Germany competes in a women's 200-meter backstroke swimming heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.

Mark J. Terrill/AP

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Serbia's Vlado Petkovic dives to save the ball during their men's Group B volleyball match against Germany at Earls Court during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.

IVAN ALVARADO/REUTERS

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China's Sun Yue (R) rejects a shot from Australia's Patrick Mills during their men's preliminary round Group B basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.

MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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United States' Missy Franklin competes in a women's 200-meter backstroke swimming heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.

Daniel Ochoa De Olza/AP

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Team USA throw cox Mary Whipple into the water as they celebrate winning the gold medal at the women's eight finals rowing event during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney August 2, 2012. The team comprises of Erin Cafaro, Zsuzsanna Francia, Esther Lofgren, Taylor Ritzel, Meghan Musnicki, Eleanor Logan, Caroline Lind, Caryn Davies and Mary Whipple.

MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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