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World swimming photos - day one

Swimmers take part in the men's 200m freestyle heats in Manchester

World swimming's short course championships begin with the men's 200m freestyle heats at Manchester's MEN Arena

Acrobat performing above swimming pool

An acrobat performs above the Manchester pool at the opening ceremony of the World Championships

Mark Foster

Veteran GB swimmer Mark Foster blows a kiss as he takes part in the parade of competitors at the opening ceremony

David Carry

David Carry ponders his terrible start as he finishes seventh in the 200m freestyle final

Jemma Lowe (left) and Jessica Dickons

Jemma Lowe (left) finishes fourth in the women's 200m fly final, but Jessica Dickons (right) finishes well to take bronze

Jessica Dickons with her bronze medal

Jessica Dickons proudly shows off her bronze medal after the 200m butterfly final

Kirsty Coventry (left) and Hannah Miley

Hannah Miley (right) celebrates as she finishes second behind new world champion Kirsty Coventry (right) in the medley

Hannah Miley

Miley savours the atmosphere as she collects silver in front of a British crowd

Caitlin McClatchey (left), Jo Jackson and Mel Marshall

Caitlin McClatchey (left), Jo Jackson and Mel Marshall watch as Rebecca Adlington just misses out in the 4x200m freestyle relay

see also
Miley pipped in medley thriller
09 Apr 08 |  Swimming
GB swimming boss wants more glory
08 Apr 08 |  Swimming
Swimming on the BBC
02 Oct 07 |  Swimming

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