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Warming up for the swimming world championships

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Athletes dive during a training session at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, the venue of the FINA World Championships, in Shanghai on July 14.

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North Korean divers practice their routine in the men's synchronized 10 meter springboard at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, Thursday, July 14. The championships begin Saturday July 16.

There are so many opportunities to make creative pictures of swimming and diving, but it takes a great effort.

A fellow photojournalist taped a phrase to the dashboard of his car that embodies that mantra - The saying reads: "Show them what they missed." It's advice any photographer can use.

I'm looking forward to seeing more great photography from the FINA competition over the weekend.

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