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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Heather O'Reilly of the United States celebrates with the American flag after defeating Japan by a score of 2-1 to win the women's football gold medal match at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Aug. 9, 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Lutalo Muhammad of Great Britain falls down dejected after losing to Nicolas Garcia Hemme of Spain during the men's taekwondo quarterfinal at ExCeL in London, England, Aug. 10, 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Andrea Baldini of Italy celebrates defeating Yuki Ota of Japan to win the gold medal match 45-39 in the men's foil team fencing finals on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL in London, England, Aug. 5, 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Luke Campbell of Britain, right, reacts after defeating Satoshi Shimizu of Japan in the men's bantam boxing semifinals bout at the London 2012 Olympic Games Boxing competition in London, Great Britain, Aug. 10 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    France's Emmeline Ndongue, right, hugs teammate Beikes, left, after defeating Russia in a semifinal women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aug. 9, 2012, in London.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Montenegro's Antonio Petrovic reacts after losing to Croatia in their semifinal match at the London 2012 Olympic Games Water Polo competition, London, Britain, Aug. 10, 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold during the men's 200m final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium, Aug. 9, 2012 in London, England.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Spain's goalkeeper Silvia Navarro Jimenez, left, and teammate Marta Mangue Gonzalez react after losing their women's handball semifinal match against Montenegro at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aug. 9, 2012, in London.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Australian coaching staff and players celebrate winning the women's water polo bronze medal match between Australia and Hungary on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena in London, England, Aug. 9, 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Jonas Reckermann , left, and Julius Brink, right, of Germany celebrate after they won match point against Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego of Brazil during the men's beach volleyball gold medal match at Horse Guard's Parade, Aug. 9, 2012 in London, England.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Clarissa Kyoko Mei Ling Chun of the US celebrates after defeating Ukraine's Irini Merleni in their Women's 48kg Freestyle bronze medal match, Aug. 8, 2012 during the wrestling event of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Japan's Sayaka Sato lies in pain during the women's singles badminton match against Denmark's Tine Baun at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Aug. 1, 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Robert Harting of Germany celebrates winning gold in the Men's Discus Throw Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium, Aug. 7, 2012 in London, England.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Zoltan Harcsa of Hungary reacts to his points decision loss to Esquiva Falcao Florentino of Brazil in the Middleweight (75kg) boxing quarterfinals of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena, Aug. 6, 2012 in London.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria wins the gold in the Men's 1500m Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium, Aug. 7, 2012 in London, England.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Serbia's players react after losing to Brazil in their London 2012 Olympic Games women's preliminary pool B volleyball match in London, Aug. 5, 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's singles tennis gold medal match at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aug. 5, 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney misses her dismount during the artistic gymnastics women's vault final at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Aug. 5, 2012, in London. Maroney took the silver medal.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Serena Williams, right, hugs her sister Venus after they defeated Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic in the women's doubles tennis gold medal match at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aug. 5, 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Andrew Cronje of South Africa after his team lost 5-4 to Pakistan in men's hockey on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aug. 5, 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Hungary's Peter Bacsi is helped off the mat after getting injured in his match against Lithuania's Aleksandr Kazakevic during the 74-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Aug. 5, 2012.
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  • Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Jack Green of Great Britain lies after falling in the Men's 400m Hurdles Semi Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 4, 2012 in London, England.
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  • Olympics: Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas waves to the audience after her final and deciding performance on the floor, followed by coach Liang Chow during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aug. 2, 2012.
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  • Olympics: Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Corine Franco, Louisa Necib and Camille Catala of France celebrate victory during the women's football quarter final match between Sweden and France, at the 2012 Olympic Games at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland, August 3, 2012.
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  • Olympics: Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts reacts after a point against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in the semifinal of men's singles tennis at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, England., August 3, 2012.
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  • Olympics: Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    United States' Travis Stevens reacts after losing against Germany's Ole Bischof during their men's judo contest semi-final match of the London 2012 Olympic Games 2012 at the ExCel arena in London, July 31, 2012.
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  • Olympics: Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate victory in the women's double skulls at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney in Windsor, England, August 3, 2012.
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  • Olympics: Joy of Victory, Agony of Defeat

    Vincenzo Picardi of Italy reacts after losing against Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia in their round of 16 flyweight match of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena on August 3, 2012 in London.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Britta Heidemann of Germany celebrates victory over A Lam Shin of South Korea during the Women's Individual Fencing Semifinals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 30, 2012. Heidemann scored the final point with one second left on the clock to win. Shin tried to appeal the point for 45 minutes before being escorted off the mat.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    A Lam Shin of Korea sits and waits to hear the outcome of her appeal after she lost to Britta Heidemann of Germany in the Women's Epee Individual Fencing Semifinals, July 30, 2012.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Petr Koukal of the Czech Republic after losing a men's singles badminton match to Pablo Abian of Spain at the London Olympic games, July 29, 2012.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuiania with her gold medal from the women's 100 meter breaststroke at the 2012 London Olympics, July 30, 2012.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Yibing Chen of China after his performance in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team final on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Mark Barriga of the Philippines during a boxing match with Manuel Cappai of Italy at the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 31, 2012. Barriga won 17-7.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Silver medalist Emily Seebohm of Australia (right) and gold medalist Missy Franklin of the United States after the women's 100 meter backstroke at the Aquatics Centre at the London Olympic Games, July 30, 2012.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Takuya Haneda of Japan after the final of the C-1 men's canoe slalom at the 2012 Summer Olympics, July 31, 2012. He finished seventh.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Antoine Valois-Fortier of Canada, on his knees after defeating Travis Stevens of the United States in men's judo, July 31, 2012 at the London Olympic Games.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Concepcion Bellorin of Spain, in white, after losing to Hedvig Karakas of Hungary in women's judo, July 30, 2012 at the London Olympics.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Paul Biedermann of Germany competes in the men's 200 meter freestyle final on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre, July 30, 2012.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Christine Girard of Canada at the women's 63 kg weightlifting final. She won bronze, but the gold medal went to Maiya Maneza of Kazakhstan.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Mc Kayla Maroney of the United States of America celebrates her performance on the vault in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team final, July 31, 2012. She is 16, and now has an Olympic gold medal to her name.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Jianfei Ma of China lost to Byungchul Choi of South Korea in men's fencing on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 31, 2012.
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  • Victory and Defeat; Olympics Emotional Moments

    Yusuke Tanaka of Japan during the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team final. Tanaka finished second on the parallel bars, but his team came in fourth. The United States team won gold. July 30, 2012 at the London Olympic Games.
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