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We Miss The Olympics

Beach volleyball has gained so much popularity that we got a bunch of it in prime time Olympic coverage. Well, we're hooked. We don't plan on waiting four more years to watch more so we'll keep our eye out for it on ESPN 5. For now, we'll just enjoy a few of our favorite pictures from the games.

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    London, England - July 31: A detailed view of the match ball during the Women's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match between Brazil and Germany on Day 4 at Horse Guards Parade. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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    London, England - July 29: A rear view of Zara Dampney (R) and Shauna Mullin of Great Britain during the Women's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match between Great Britain and Canada on Day 2 of the 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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    London, England - August 4: Chen Xue of China and Xi Zhang of China celebrate during the Women's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between China and Russia on Day 8 of the 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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    ondon, England - August 4: Chen Xue of China walks from the court during the Women's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between China and Russia on Day 8 of the 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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    London, England - August 3: Russia’s Anna Vozakova (L) and teammate Anastasia Vasina prepare to serve during the women's Beach Volleyball round of 16 match against Austria's Doris Schwaiger and Stefanie Schwaiger on the Centre Court Stadium at Horse Guards Parade. Austria won 2-1. (Photo by Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)
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    London, England - August 4: Czech Republic's Marketa Slukova and Kristyna Kolocova (R) celebrate during the women's Beach Volleyball match against Brazil's Talita Rocha and Maria Antonelli on the Centre Court Stadium at Horse Guards Parade. Czech Republic won 2-1. (Photo by Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Rome, Italy - June 12, 2011: Brazilian Larissa Franca prepare to serve during the pool A match Brazil team Larissa-Juliana vs German team Holtwick-Semmler at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships. (Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)
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    London, England - August 10: Alejandro Simon of Spain prepares to serve during their Preliminary Phase Pool E match against Canada during the VISA FIVB Beach Volleyball International at Horse Guards Parade. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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    London, England - August 9: A general view of the Spain team during the VISA FIVB Beach Volleyball International at Horse Guards Parade. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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    London, England - August 10: Kacie Mactavish of Canada during their Preliminary Phase Pool C match against Uganda during the VISA FIVB Beach Volleyball International at Horse Guards Parade. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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    We pulled this one from the 2004 archives. Athens, Greece - August 15: Sandra Pires of Brazil signals to partner Ana Paula Connelly (not pictured) in the women's preliminary match against Nila Ann Hakedal and Ingrid Torlen of Norway on August 15, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex. Brazil defeated Norway 2-0. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Another from the archives Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Oct 17: Larissa Franca of Brazil holds the ball in the women's beach volleyball match against Ecuador during the XVI Pan American Games. (Photo by Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)
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    London, England - July 31: Great Britain's Shauna Mullin gets ready to serve during the women Beach Volleyball preliminary phase Pool F match against Italy's Marta Menegatti and Greta Cicolari on The Centre Court Stadium at Horse Guards Parade. Italy won 2-0. (Photo by Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)
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    London, England - August 4: Spain's Elsa Baquerizo gets up while teammate Liliana Baquerizo smiles after the crash duringt the women's Beach Volleyball round of 16 match against Italy's Marta Menegatti and Greta Cicolari on Centre Court Stadium at Horse Guards Parade. (Photo by Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)
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    London, England - July 28: Chen Xue of China signals to team mate Xi Zhang during Women's Beach Volleyball match between China and Russia on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)