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Women’s beach volleyball semifinals

Misty May-Treanor
United States’ Misty May-Treanor celebrates the final point and victory as the U.S. beat China in beach volleyball. (Brian Peterson / Minneapolis Star Tribune / MCT)
Kicking up sand
Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor play against China’s Xue Chen and Zhang Xi. (Brian Peterson / Minneapolis Star Tribune / MCT)
Misty May-Treanor
Misty May-Treanor of the United States tries to make a diving save. (Brian Peterson / Minneapolis Star Tribune / MCT)
Kerri Walsh Jennings
Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States blocks a shot by Chen Xue. (Brian Peterson / Minneapolis Star Tribune / MCT)
On to the final
With a dramatic victory over China in the semifinals, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor inched closer to their third straight beach volleyball gold medal. (Brian Peterson / Minneapolis Star Tribune / MCT)
April Ross
April Ross of the United States sets a ball during the semifinal beach volleyball match against Brazil. (Petr David Josek / Associated Press)
Jennifer Kessy
United States’ Jennifer Kessy looks to hit the ball against Brazil. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dig in the sand
Larissa Franca of Brazil returns the ball against the United States. (Dave Martin / Associated Press)
Happy embrace
Jennifer Kessy, foreground, and April Ross fall to the sand as they defeat Brazil. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Jubilation
United States’ teammates Jennifer Kessy, foreground, and April Ross embrace after defeating Brazil to move on to the women’s beach volleyball final. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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