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These stunning images from the Rio Olympics are absolute gold

From world record triumphs to unsporting controversies, the Rio games are ensuring they'll go down as an Olympics to remember - for better or worse. 

While we've binged our way through much of the action each night via the BBC's extensive coverage, legions of lens-wielding photographers have been capturing the games from a variety of different angles. 

These are some of our favourite shots from Rio so far - moments you might have watched from the comfort of your sofa, portrayed with an added layer of drama. 

(All images from Rex, photographers named where possible)

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