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American Margaux Isaksen smiles during the women's fencing in the Modern Pentathlon on Aug. 19 at the Rio Olympics. She finished fourth in London in 2012 and 20th in Rio. "It makes you feel sort of worthless," Isaksen says of her performance. She calls this current period a "post-Olympic depression."
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Gabriella Szucs of Hungary battles with Courtney Mathewson of the U.S. during the women's water polo semifinal match on Wednesday. The U.S. won, 14-10, to advance to the gold medal game against Italy on Friday.
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Norway's Veronica Kristiansen is challenged by Sweden's Angelica Wallen (left) as she tries to score during the women's quarterfinal handball match between Norway and Sweden on Tuesday.
Maoulida Daroueche of the Comoros will compete Monday in the 400-meter hurdles. Daroueche, 25, had a tough life as a kid in the Comoros, but now resides in France and is competing in his second Olympics.
Members of the Refugee Olympic Team have their picture taken with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and UNHCR staff inside the Olympic Village. For the first time in Olympic history, the International Olympic Committee has created a team comprised of refugees competing as the Refugee Olympic Team.
Morghan King set a new U.S. record in one of her events, but finished sixth in her weight class on the first day of Rio's Olympic Games. Now that she's finished her Olympic competition, she plans to do some sightseeing and cheer on her fellow athletes.
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