Synchronization

The 2011 FINA World Aquatics Championships are taking place in Shanghai, China, and will run until July 31. Swimmers and divers from 74 nations are currently competing in open water swimming, diving, water polo, and more. The synchronized completions, two in diving and four in swimming, can be especially picturesque, as competitors strive to position their bodies in exacting poses while tumbling through the air or suspended in water. Photographers in Shanghai positioned their cameras above and below the water's surface to capture some of these poolside images from the 2011 World Aquatics Championships.

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