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03/14/2013

World Skating Championships: Pairs and Men's short programs

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos

 

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Meagan Duhamel and  Eric Radford glide past the hometown crowd on their way to a second in the pairs short program.

 

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The opening ceremony of the World Figure Skating Championships.

 

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Qing Pang and Jian Tong of China finish in third short program.

 

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Qing Pang and Jian Tong of China get ready to start their program.

 

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Wenjing Sui is comforted by Cong Han after she fell in their routine.

 

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Mari Vartmann, of Germany, crashes to the ice after partner Aaron Van Cleave tripped.

 

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Cheng Peng of China  soars through the air after being launched by partner Hao Zhang during the pairs short program.

 

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Cheng Peng of China does the death spiral with partner Hao Zhang.

 

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Vanessa James of France is launched by Morgan Cipres.

 

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Canadian pair Dylan Moscovitch and Kristen Moore-Towers during the pairs short program.

 

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Canadian pair Dylan Moscovitch and Kristen Moore-Towers celebrate their performance in the pairs short program.

 

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Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy from Germany compete in the pairs short program.

 

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Aliona Savchenko spins in a death spiral pivotted by Robin Szolkowy.

 

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Yuko Kavaguti is launched by Alexander Smirnov.

 

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Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford slide across the ice.

 

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Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford celebrate at the end of their program.

 

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Canada's Andrei Rogozine does a triple flip.

 

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Denmark skater Justus Strid's coaches follow his routine with some intensity.

 

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America's Max Aaron takes a spill into the boards during warm up for the Men's short program.

 

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Peter Liebers of Germany skates to the soundtrack of Alexander during the Men's short program.

 

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Misha Ge of Uzbekistan reacts after nearly leaving the rink through the wrong exit after the Men's short program.

 

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Kevin Reynolds and his coach, Joanne McLeod celebrate his skate during the Men's short program.

 

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In the kiss and cry, Ross Miner of the United States is closer to the later after wiping out during the men short program.

 

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Denis Ten from Kazakhstan finished second in the Men's short program.

 

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Denis Ten from Kazakhstan celebrates in the kiss and cry area after finishing second in the Men's short program.

 

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Patrick Chan leaps his way to first in the Men's short program.

 

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Patrick Chan celebrates after finishing first in the Men's short program.

 

IN honour of the new Pope Francis, crucifixes on ice!

 

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Maxim Kovyun from Russia wears one.

 

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Maciej Cieplucha of Poland.

 

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Isreal's Pavel Ignatenko's almost gets in his eye as he spins.

 

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Misha Ge of Uzbekistan has his under wraps

 

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Pair skater Morgan Cipres of France.

 

 

 

 

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