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Maria Aidee Garcia Lopez

Maria Aidee Garcia Lopez of Mexico uses her hands to signal the upcoming play to her teammates during a beach volleyball match against Venezuela during the 2007 Pan Aamerican Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday July 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Decoding beach volleyball's hand signals

Beach volleyball players hand signals are a vital part of communication for the game.  While many players have their own signals, here is a guide to the most commonly used ones.
 -- By Tiara Chiaramonte, Yahoo! Sports