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Ukrainian gold

An underwater camera captures the gold-medal-winning Ukrainian ­synchronised swimming team in action at the 32nd European championships in Berlin. Water ballet, as it used to be known, has been compared by its enthusiasts to running for up to five minutes while performing acrobatics, holding your breath, looking graceful and having to keep in time to music while under water.
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