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Russian tennis player Elena Vesnina talks with an Olympic volunteer after arriving at Heathrow Airport outside London on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, as the city prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Russian tennis player Elena Vesnina talks with an Olympic volunteer after arriving at Heathrow Airport outside London on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, as the city prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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