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Chen Ruolin from China competes during the women's (Credit: AP)

Chen Ruolin from China competes during the women's 10-meter platform diving preliminaries during the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Olympic divers in mid-air

You see the spectacular dive, but you don't often see the close-ups of facial contortions that occur as the divers' bodies hurtle towards the pool.

Canada's Francois Imbeau-Dulac competes in the men's three-meter
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Canada's Francois Imbeau-Dulac competes in the men's three-meter springboard semifinals during the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Patrick Hausding of Germany competes in the Men's
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Patrick Hausding of Germany competes in the Men's three-meter springboard diving semifinal on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Aug. 7, 2012)

He Chong from China competes during the men's
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He Chong from China competes during the men's three-meter springboard diving semifinal during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

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Ilya Zakharov from Russia competes during the men's
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Ilya Zakharov from Russia competes during the men's three-meter springboard diving semifinal during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Chris Mears of Great Britain competes during the
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Chris Mears of Great Britain competes during the men's three-meter springboard diving final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Illya Zakharov of Russia competes in the men's
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Illya Zakharov of Russia competes in the men's three-meter springboard diving semifinal on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Aug. 7, 2012)

China's Qin Kai competes in the men's three-meter
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China's Qin Kai competes in the men's three-meter springboard final during the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Yahel Castillo Huerta of Mexico dives during the
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Yahel Castillo Huerta of Mexico dives during the men's three-meter springboard diving final during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 7, 2012)

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Mexico's Yahel Castillo Huerta competes in the men's
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Mexico's Yahel Castillo Huerta competes in the men's three-meter springboard final during the diving event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Russia's llya Zakharov competes during the men's three-meter
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Russia's llya Zakharov competes during the men's three-meter springboard final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Australia's Ethan Warren competes in the men's three-meter
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Australia's Ethan Warren competes in the men's three-meter springboard final during the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Aug. 7, 2012)

China's He Chong competes in the men's three-meter
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China's He Chong competes in the men's three-meter springboard final during the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Chen Ruolin from China competes during the women's
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Chen Ruolin from China competes during the women's 10-meter platform diving preliminaries during the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

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Meaghan Benfeito of Canada competes in the Women's
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Meaghan Benfeito of Canada competes in the Women's 10-meter platform diving preliminary on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Aug. 8, 2012)

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