Michael Phelps breaks overall medal record

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United States' Michael Phelps swims in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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United States swimmer Michael Phelps acknowledges fans after winning a gold medal in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP PhotoJae C. Hong)
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United States' swimmer Michael Phelps holds up a silver trophy after being honored as the most decorated Olympian at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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United States' swimmer Michael Phelps holds up a silver trophy after being honored as the most decorated Olympian at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Phelps was honored with a special individual ceremony after concluding his record-breaking career Saturday as the most decorated Olympian. Phelps pushed the United States in front to win the medley relay Saturday in the final swimming event of the London Games, after which he is retiring.(AP PhotoLee Jin-man)
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United States' swimmer Michael Phelps holds up a silver trophy after being honored as the most decorated Olympian at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Phelps was honored with a special individual ceremony after concluding his record-breaking career Saturday as the most decorated Olympian. Phelps pushed the United States in front to win the medley relay Saturday in the final swimming event of the London Games, after which he is retiring.(AP PhotoLee Jin-man)
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Michael Phelps, second from right, celebrates with members of the gold medal men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay team at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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United States' Michael Phelps swims in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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United States' Michael Phelps reacts after his team won gold in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP PhotoMichael Sohn)
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United States swim team members, from left, Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer, Ricky Berens and Michael Phelps walk with a U.S. flag after being awarded the gold medal for their win in the men's 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP PhotoLee Jin-man)
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Umited States' swimmer Michael Phelps, center, tosses a bouquet of flowers to his mother, debbie, top, after his team's gold medal win in the men's 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP PhotoLee Jin-man)
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United States' Michael Phelps waits to receive his silver medal for the men's 200-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP PhotoDaniel Ochoa De Olza)
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United States men's relay team members Conor Dwyer, left, Ryan Lochte, top right, Ricky Berens, right, and Michael Phelps, bottom, celebrate their gold medal win in the men's 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP PhotoDaniel Ochoa De Olza)
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United States' Michael Phelps, right, celebrates winning gold in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP PhotoMark J. Terrill)
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United States' Michael Phelps, left, and France's Yannick Agnel speak after the men's 4 x 200-meter freestyle Relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The United States won gold, France silver. (AP PhotoMark J. Terrill)
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United States' Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal for the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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United States' Michael Phelps, front, and South Africa's Chad le Clos compete in the men's 200-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Le Clos won gold, Phelps silver. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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United States' Conor Dwyer, top left, United States' Ryan Lochte, top right, and United States' Ricky Berens, center, watch as United States' Michael Phelps swims the final leg to win gold in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP PhotoMichael Sohn)
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United States' Michael Phelps celebrates his team's gold medal win in the men's 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP PhotoLee Jin-man)
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United States' Michael Phelps dives in to start the last leg of the men's 4 X 200-meter freestyle relay before their gold medal win at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP PhotoLee Jin-man)
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United States' Conor Dwyer, left, Michael Phelps, center, Ryan Lochte, second right, and Ricky Berens, right, pose with their gold medals after their win in the men's 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP PhotoDaniel Ochoa De Olza)

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Michael Phelps broke the Olympic medals record Tuesday with his 19th as the United States romped to a dominating win in 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the London Games. Check out photos from that race and others he's medaled in at the 2012 Summer Games.

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