Huang Yan, who goes by the nickname Yang Yang, a 4-year-old Chinese boy, swims with a 5-year-old beluga whale named Xiao Qiang on Oct. 14 at an aquarium in Qingdao, in China's eastern Shandong Province. With the Beijing Olympics less than a year away, pint-sized athletes are grabbing the spotlight with stunts that some criticize as unsafe or unhealthy.

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