China's Yang Xiang, center left, consoles Chen Xizhong, second right, also from China, who was suffering from a muscle cramp while backstage during the first round of semifinals at the Genee International Ballet Competition Wednesday in Singapore. Fifty-three dancers from around the world have gathered for this annual competition, a flagship event by the Royal Academy of Dance. It is one of the foremost platforms in launching the professional careers of many young dancers in the international arena.
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