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24 incredible photo moments from Olympic Games

It seems like only yesterday that the country was gearing up for start of the 2012 London Olympics, but four years on, it's the turn of Rio to put on a sporting show for the world.

As such, it's an opportune moment to reminisce about the many incredible moments caught on camera over the years by the many talented photographers who lie patiently in wait to capture and distill the emotion and spectacle that unfolds in front of their lens.

Adam Pretty, Sports Photographer at Getty Images, takes us through his selection of 24 incredible images from Olympics of yesteryear.

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