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Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Peter Vanderkaay

Michael PhelpsRyan Lochte
American swimmers (from left) Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Peter Vanderkaay step to the podium to accept their gold medals after winning the men's 800-meter freestyle relay on Wednesday in Beijing. Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times
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