The Agony And The Ecstasy Of The World Table Tennis Championship

Intensity, thy name is ping pong. Here are some weirdly compelling photos of the world’s premiere table tennis tournament, currently under way in Dortmund, Germany.

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Germany’s Timo Boll.

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Japan’s Seiya Kishikawa.

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Germany’s Timo Boll.

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Japan’s Maharu Yoshimura.

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Germany’s Timo Boll.

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Sweden’s Par Gerell.

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Germany’s Timo Boll.

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Sweden’s Joergen Persson.

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Germany’s Timo Boll.

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Germany’s Kristin Silbereisen.

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Japan’s Hiroko Fujii.

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Japan’s Jun Mizutani.

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The Czech Republic’s Petr Korbel.

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Germany’s Patrick Baum.

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Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov.

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China’s Li Xiaoxia.

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China’s Li Xiaoxia.

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Japan’s Ai Fukuhara.

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China’s Li Xiaoxia.

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Japan’s Sayaka Hirano.

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China’s Lin Ma.

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Japan’s Sayaka Hirano.

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Japan’s Sayaka Hirano.

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China’s Lin Ma.

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Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa.

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China’s Lin Ma.

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Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa.

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The Czech Republic’s Iveta Vacenovska.

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Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa.

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South Korea’s Ha Jung Seok.

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Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa.

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China’s Wang Hao.

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China’s Xu Xin.

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Germany’s Timo Boll.

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China’s Wang Hao.

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Germany’s Timo Boll.

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China’s Xu Xin.

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Germany’s Timo Boll.

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China’s Xu Xin.

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Germany’s Timo Boll.

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Singapore’s Gao Ning.

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Germany’s Timo Boll.

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Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov.

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Sweden’s Jorgen Persson.

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