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AP PHOTOS: Nyad completes swim from Cuba

Tuesday - 9/3/2013, 2:28pm  ET

Fans of long distance swimmer Diana Nyad wait for her to make it ashore in Key West, Fla. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 after swimming from Cuba. U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked to shore, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. Nyad arrived at the beach just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after she began her swim in Havana on Saturday. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

The Associated Press

Diana Nyad is flanked by kayakers about two miles off Key West, Fla. Spectators wade into waist-high water, taking pictures and cheering her on. The 64-year-old endurance swimmer, looking dazed and sunburned, greets the crowd after walking ashore on Monday.

On her fifth try, Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. She swam up to the beach just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after starting her journey from Havana on Saturday.

Here's a gallery of images from her swim.

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