In pictures: Beaches, babes and a ball at Rio 2016

Updated: Aug 16, 2016, 12:50 IST
  • In pictures: Beaches, babes and a ball at Rio 2016
    Switzerland's Isabelle Forrer reacts after winning the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Switzerland and Australia at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Pics/AFP
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    USA's April Ross (L) and Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate after winning the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between the USA and China at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Brazil's Barbara Seixas De Freitas (L) and Brazil's Agatha Bednarczuk react after wining the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Brazil and Argentina at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Czech Republic's Barbora Hermannova jumps for the ball during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Spain and the Czech Republic at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Germany's Britta Buthe (L) reacts during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Germany and the Netherlands at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    USA's Lauren Fendrick (L) and Brooke Sweat take a break during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Brazil and the USA at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    USA's Brooke Sweat looks at her teammate passing the ball during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Brazil and the USA at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Argentina's Georgina Klug (R) plays a shot during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Brazil and Argentina at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Canada's Jamie Lynn Broder reacts after missing a ball during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Italy and Canada at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Jantine van der Vlist of the Netherlands (L) vies against Germany's Karla Borger during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Germany and the Netherlands at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Jantine van der Vlist of the Netherlands gestures during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Germany and the Netherlands at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Germany's Karla Borger dives for the ball during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Germany and the Netherlands at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Poland's Kinga Kolosinska (L) and Monika Brzostek compete in the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Poland and Russia at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Germany's Kira Walkenhorst (L) taps Germany's Laura Ludwig during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Germany and Canada at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Canada's Jamie Lynn Broder (L) and Canada's Kristina Valjas via Italy's Laura Giombini during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Italy and Canada at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    USA's Lauren Fendrick (L) and Brooke Sweat take a break during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Brazil and the USA at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Spain's Liliana Fernandez Steiner (L) and Elsa Baquerizo McMillan celebrate after winning the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Spain and the Czech Republic at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Czech Republic's Marketa Slukova prepares to receive the ball during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Spain and the Czech Republic at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Italy's Marta Menegatti (L) and Laura Giombini celebrate after winning a point during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Italy and Egypt at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Switzerland's Isabelle Forrer (L) dives for the ball during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Switzerland and Australia at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    Brazil's Talita Rocha (bottom-L) celebrates with Larissa Franca Maestrini after winning a point during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between Brazil and the USA at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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    China's Yue Yuan reacts during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between the USA and China at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro
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With the Rio Olympics 2016 underway, we shift from the intense courts and fields to the exciting beach for yet another season of entertaining beach volleyball. Here are pictures

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