Team Ukraine competes during the synchronized swimming free combination final at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in 2010. Francois Xavier Marit/AFP Photo/Newscom/File
Park Tae-hwan of South Korea competes in one heat of the men's 400m freestyle swimming event at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, in 2010. Francois Xavier Marit/AFP Photo/Newscom/File
A worker dressed as a hare performs with a sea turtle at Richina Underwater World in Beijing on Jan. 31. Zumapress.com/Newscom/File
Divers participating in the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival pretend to play musical instruments off the Florida Keys in 2000. Bill Keogh/AFP Photo/Newscom/File
Trainees in spacesuits assisted by scuba divers train in a pool at the Russian Cosmonauts Training Center at the Star City outside Moscow on Feb. 18. Underwater training simulating conditions of weightlessness is part of space crews' training. Sergey Ponomarev/AP/File
A sea-shanty band performs under water. The group, called 'Fisherman's Friends,' took to the water in an attempt to take part in 51 concerts in 24 hours – appropriately performing a rendition of 'When The Boat Comes in.' Wenn.com/Newscom/File
A ballerina from the National Ballet of Panama dances underwater in a swimming pool in Panama City in 2008. ZUMA Press/Newscom/File
Divers wear a new custom-made Shark Walker helmet allowing visitors to walk underwater, surrounded by sharks, giant stingrays, and hundreds of fish, at the Melbourne Aquarium in Melbourne, Australia, in 2010. William West/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom/File
Chinese pop singer Huang Zheng (above c.) plays the guitar and sings during an underwater music show at Dalian Sun Asia Ocean World in Dalian, China, in 2007. EyePressNews/Newscom/File
The Weeki Wachee Mermaids perform an underwater ballet among the sea creatures of the Sea Life London Aquarium in London in 2010. Whitehotpix/Newscom/File
A contingent of 150 US troops began arriving in Poland Wednesday, the first of four such units being deployed for training exercises in Eastern Europe in a move criticized as unlikely to impress Russia.
Anna Mulrine, Staff writer /
April 23, 2014
The Pentagon is sending a contingent of 150 US troops to Poland this week, the first piece of what US officials describe as an effort to reassure Eastern European allies that the United States has their back in the wake of Russian aggression.