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The 2009 World Figure Skating Championships

A possible preview of the podiums for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the World Figure Skating Championships were held on American ice for the first time since 2003. The Staples Center in Los Angeles hosted the best skaters in the world for pairs, ice dancing, and men's and women's skating competitions. ( 22 photos total)

A multiple-exposure shows Laura Lepisto of Finland competing during the Ladies Free Skating event of the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships at the Staples Center in Los Angeles March 28. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Evan Lysacek of the United States performs in the exhibition at the end of the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships March 29. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images) #

The California Synchronized Skating Team performs during the Exhibition Program March 29. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) #

Annette Dytrt of Germany skates during the Ladies' Free Skating competition March 28. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) #

Denis Ten from Kazakhstan performs during the Men's Short Program March 25. AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) #

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia perform during the Pairs Short Program March 24. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) #

Nikki Georgiadis and Graham Hockley of Greece skate during the Ice Dance Original Dance competition March 26. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) #

Zoe Blanc and Pierre-Loup Bouquet from France perform during the Ice Dance Free Dance event March 27. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) #

Caitlin Mallory and Kristian Rand of Estonia perform during the Ice Dance Free Dance event March 27. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) #

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia perform during the Pairs Free Skating event March 25. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) #

Carolina Hermann and Daniel Hermann of Germany perform during the Ice Dance Free Dance event March 27. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) #

Katherine Copley and Deividas Stagniunas of Lithuania compete in the Free Dance March 27. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images) #

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia perform during the Exhibition Program March 29. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kim Na-Young of South Korea competes during the Ladies Free Skating event March 28. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) #

Nella Simaova of the Czech Republic falls while performing during the Ladies Short Program event March 27. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok) #

Candice Didier of France hits the boards during the Ladies Free Skate March 28. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images) #

Miki Ando of Japan performs during the Ladies Free Skating event March 28. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) #

United States' Jeremy Abbott reacts to his score in the Men's Free Skate March 26. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) #

Ana Cecilia Cantu of Mexico reacts after skating during the Ladies Free Skating event March 28. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kim Yu-Na of South Korea, reacts while waiting for her scores after skating in the Ladies' Free Skating event March 28. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) #

Gold medalists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany, center, look down as silver medalists Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao of China, left, shake hands with bronze medalists Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia during the medal ceremony for the Pairs Competition March 25. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson) #

Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov of Russia perform during the Exhibition Program March 29. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) #


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Very, very nice!!

Posted by Rhonda April 1, 09 11:37 PM
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Love number 22

Posted by Treasa April 2, 09 05:36 AM
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#22 is gorgeous!

Posted by Brunna Rae Visalli April 3, 09 01:51 AM
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