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The Associated Press

Germany's Stephanie Pohl hides her hands behind her back as she sends a signal to her partner Okka Rau during their match at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre in Athens, Greece on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004. The German team beat China's Lu Wang and Wenhui You in two sets, 21-17 and 21-18. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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