The best photos of the Tokyo Olympics so far

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The best photos of the Tokyo Olympics so far
  • The Tokyo Olympics are underway!
  • Thanks to some of the world's best photographers, through the first few days of competition, we already have glorious shots of athletic feats, victory, defeat, agony, joy, and more.
  • There are too many great photos to include them all, but take a look at some of our favorites so far.

Unique perspectives from underwater during the women's 100-meter breaststroke.

Unique perspectives from underwater during the women's 100-meter breaststroke.
Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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Fencing is almost theatrical.

Fencing is almost theatrical.
Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
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Pauline Schaefer-Betz of Team Germany demonstrates incredible concentration on the uneven bars.

Pauline Schaefer-Betz of Team Germany demonstrates incredible concentration on the uneven bars.
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
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Japan's Mima Ito shows another form of concentration.

Japan's Mima Ito shows another form of concentration.
Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images
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There aren't spectators at these games, but some still stop to watch.

There aren't spectators at these games, but some still stop to watch.
Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance/Getty Images
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Passion from the Netherlands' Dimeo van der Horst in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

Passion from the Netherlands' Dimeo van der Horst in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
Christian Petersen/Getty Images
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Pray for the members of Team Brazil trying to block Heejin Kim's spike for South Korea.

Pray for the members of Team Brazil trying to block Heejin Kim's spike for South Korea.
Toru Hanai/Getty Images
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Coming to the surface.

Coming to the surface.
Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
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Alberto Munarriz of Spain breaches for a shot during water polo.

Alberto Munarriz of Spain breaches for a shot during water polo.
Marcel ter Bals/BSR Agency/Getty Images
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Stephanie Gilmore of Australia, carving up a wave.

Stephanie Gilmore of Australia, carving up a wave.
Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
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How are gymnasts possible?

How are gymnasts possible?
Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
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Simone Biles casually gazes at the four-inch wide balance beam.

Simone Biles casually gazes at the four-inch wide balance beam.
Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images
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Then again, weightlifters are pretty unique, too.

Then again, weightlifters are pretty unique, too.
Chris Graythen/Getty Images
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Utter exhaustion at the end of the triathlon.

Utter exhaustion at the end of the triathlon.
Adam Pretty/Getty Images
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The triathlon is so brutal that it lays waste to some of the world's best athletes.

The triathlon is so brutal that it lays waste to some of the world's best athletes.
Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images
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The joy of victory.

The joy of victory.
Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images
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The agony of defeat.

The agony of defeat.
Fred Lee/Getty Images
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Mission accomplished.

Mission accomplished.
Chris Graythen/Getty Images
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Hip hip, hooray!

Hip hip, hooray!
Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
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Celebrating or hiding?

Celebrating or hiding?
Maja Hitij/Getty Images
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The cycling course offers some scenic views of Japan.

The cycling course offers some scenic views of Japan.
Michael Steele/Getty Images
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Don't try to stop France's Timothey NGuessan.

Don't try to stop France's Timothey NGuessan.
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The star-studded U.S. men's basketball squad can't figure their struggles out.

The star-studded U.S. men's basketball squad can't figure their struggles out.
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
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Perhaps this basketball-playing robot could help Team USA.

Perhaps this basketball-playing robot could help Team USA.
Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images
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Great Britain's Tom Daley and Matty Lee show the artistry of synchronized diving.

Great Britain's Tom Daley and Matty Lee show the artistry of synchronized diving.
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A battle is won in the women's 57kg judo competition.

A battle is won in the women's 57kg judo competition.
Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images
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Jordan's Odai Riyad Adel Alhindawi is feeling the pain.

Jordan's Odai Riyad Adel Alhindawi is feeling the pain.
Luis Robayo/POOL/AFP/Getty Images
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And Mathieu Van der Poel of the Netherlands is about to...

And Mathieu Van der Poel of the Netherlands is about to...
Jasper Jacobs/BELGA MAG/AFP/Getty Images
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Many athletes train their whole lives for this moment.

Many athletes train their whole lives for this moment.
Gregory Bull/AP Images
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The games are already off to a fantastic start, and there's more still to come.

The games are already off to a fantastic start, and there's more still to come.
Wally Skalij /Los Angeles Times/Getty Images
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