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Swimmers synchronize at Olympic qualification event in London

When the Olympics is your neighbor
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The Japan team competes in the team technical routine during the FINA Olympic games synchronized swimming qualification event at the London Aquatics Centre on April 19 in London, England.
The Japan team competes in the team technical routine during the FINA Olympic games synchronized swimming qualification event at the London Aquatics Centre on April 19 in London, England.Clive Rose / Getty Images

Competitors from Mexico perform during the team technical routine at the synchronized swimming Olympic qualification event at the Aquatic Centre in the London on April 19.
Competitors from Mexico perform during the team technical routine at the synchronized swimming Olympic qualification event at the Aquatic Centre in the London on April 19.Matt Dunham / AP

Japan performs during the team technical routine at a synchronized swimming qualification event on April 19 at the Aquatic Centre at Olympic Park in London.
Japan performs during the team technical routine at a synchronized swimming qualification event on April 19 at the Aquatic Centre at Olympic Park in London.Toby Melville / Reuters

Competitors from Russia perform April 19 during the team technical routine at the synchronized swimming Olympic qualification event at the Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park in London.
Competitors from Russia perform April 19 during the team technical routine at the synchronized swimming Olympic qualification event at the Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park in London.Matt Dunham / AP

Team USA is in sixth place after the completion of the synchronized swimming technical routine on April 19 at the FINA Olympic Games Qualification Tournament. Scores from Saturday’s free routine will determine final team standings, with the top three countries advancing to the Olympic Games. Eight teams and 24 duets will compete at the London Olympics.  Five countries have already qualified teams - Canada, China, Australia, Egypt and Great Britain.

 

The Unites States team practice before the team technical routine at the FINA Olympic games synchronized swimming qualification competition at the London Aquatics Centre on April 19.
The Unites States team practice before the team technical routine at the FINA Olympic games synchronized swimming qualification competition at the London Aquatics Centre on April 19.Adrian Dennis / AFP - Getty Images

When the Olympics is your neighbor
When the Olympics is your neighborGideon Mendel / Corbis for msnbc.com

 

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