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Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

Katie Ledecky of the USA celebrates as she sets a new World Record time of 15:36.53 during the Swimming Women's 1500m Freestyle Final on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

Ukraine compete in the Synchronized Swimming Team preliminary round on day four of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 23, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Ukraine compete in the Synchronized Swimming Team preliminary round on day four of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 23, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Italy compete during the Synchronized Swimming Team Free Final on day seven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 26, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Italy compete during the Synchronized Swimming Team Free Final on day seven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 26, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Katie Ledecky of the USA celebrates as she sets a new World Record time of 15:36.53 during the Swimming Women's 1500m Freestyle Final on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Eleven

Katie Ledecky of the USA celebrates as she sets a new World Record time of 15:36.53 during the Swimming Women's 1500m Freestyle Final on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

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US Men's Senior National Team in Pre-Olympic Men's Exhibition Game between USA and Argentina at Palau Sant Jordi, on July 22, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

Claire Donahue of the USA competes during the Swimming Women's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 1 on day nine of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Nine

Claire Donahue of the USA competes during the Swimming Women's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 1 on day nine of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

Team USA vs. Spain - U.S. U.S. Olympic basketball player Carmelo Anthony (L) challenges Spain's Serge Ibaka during an exhibition game ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL OLYMPICS)

Team USA vs. Spain - U.S. U.S. Olympic basketball player Carmelo Anthony (L) challenges Spain's Serge Ibaka during an exhibition game ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL OLYMPICS)

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