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Entrancing photos: Synchronized swimmers transform pool into dance hall

Athletes from around the world compete for a spot in the Summer Olympics.

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There’s an Olympic qualifying match going on in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil at the moment, and it involves a lot of people swimming in unison. The FINA Olympic Games Synchronised Swimming Qualification Tournament is going down, and swimmers from all over the world – including France, Spain and Israel – have some amazing moves. Check it out:

synchronized swimmingEither Ana Lucia Espinoza or Cielomar Romero of Kazakhstan burst out of the water (alas, we don't know which one is killin' this flip.) (Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

synchronized swimmingAnastasia Gloushkov Leventhal and Ievgeniia Tetelbaum of Israel put their best feet forward. (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Kelley Kobler and Natalie Lubascher of Chile dance fight. (Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

synchronized swimmingRiyoung Lee and Ji Wan Uhm of South Korea put their hands in the air like they really care about winning this thing. (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

synchronized swimmingKarem Faride Achach Ramirez and Nuria Lidon Diosdado Garcia of Mexico face off. (Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

synchronized swimmingLaura Auge and Margaux Chretien of France seem to be trying to save us from something. (Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

synchronized swimmingOna Carbonell and Gemma Mengual of Spain get their limbs tangled so elegantly. (Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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