Scary faces of synchronized swimmers

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Japan's Yukiko Inui and Chisa Kobayashi compete in the final of the duets free synchronised swimming competition in the FINA World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Centre in Shanghai on July 22, 2011. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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While we have no doubt that it takes a great deal of athletic ability to perform their synchronized maneuvers, the combination of gelatin, nose clips, excessive makeup and rigid moves can sometimes give these Olympic swimmers a distractingly creepy, 'killer dolls from the black lagoon' appearance.

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