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Savchenko, Szolkowy lead pairs at figure skating worlds

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Retiring Olympic bronze medallists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany launched their bid for a fifth world pairs title in style by dominating the short programme on Wednesday. 

Germany's Aliona Savchenko (L) and Robin Szolkowy perform during their short programme, at the world figure skating championships in Saitama, Japan, on March 26, 2014

In the absence of Olympic champions and main rivals, Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, the pair collected 79.02 points, skating to the music of "Pink Panther" on the opening day of the world championships, their last competition.

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