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Fireworks explode above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony.

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Team USA celebrates at midcourt after beating Spain to win the gold medal at the London Olympics men's basketball final.

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USA's Russell Westbrook, left, and Kevin Durant celebrate their team's gold medal win over Spain at the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday.

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USA's LeBron James celebrates after his team won the gold medal over Spain at the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday.

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Team USA players wave to fans after the gold medal ceremony at the London Olympics women's basketball final.

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Maya Moore of the United States gives photographers a close-up look at her gold medal at the London Olympics women's basketball final.

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Members of Mexico's soccer team celebrate their gold medal victory against Brazil at the London Olympics.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 400-meter relay at the London Olympics. The Jamaican team set a world record with a time of 36.84 seconds.

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Wrestler Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan takes a finger in the eye from Coleman Scott of the United States in a London Olympics men's freestyle wrestling semifinal.

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Wrestler Daniel Rares Chintoan of Romania is cooled by a towel-waving coach on the sideline during a freestyle wrestling match at the London 2012 Olympics.

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USA's Keshia Baker collides with Brazil's Jailma De Lima during the 4 X 400 preliminary at the 2012 London Olympics on Friday.

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USA's Carmelita Jeter reacts upon winning the gold in the 4x100 relay in world record time at the 2012 London Olympics on Friday.

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Team USA guard Chris Paul hounds Argentina's Pablo Prigioni in a London 2012 Olympics men's basketball semifinal at North Greenwich Arena.

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Azerbaijan's Ashraf Aliyev finds himself in a tough situation against Japan's Sohsuke Takatani during quarterfinals in a wrestling match at the 2012 London Olympics on Friday.

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Abby Wambach celebrates with teammate Shannon Boxx after beating Japan, 2-1, in the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer final at Wembley Stadium.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt kisses the finish line after winning the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

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Kenya's David Lekuta Rudisha wins the gold medal and breaks the world record in the 800 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

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Members of Japan's synchronized swimming team compete at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

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Allyson Felix carries the flag after winning the 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday.

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Misty May-Treanor, right, and Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate seconds after winning gold in the London 2012 Olympics beach volleyball final.

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Gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, right, weeps as she sings the U.S. anthem, with teammate Misty May-Treanor and silver medalists April Ross and Jennifer Kessy, far left, after the beach volleyball final at the London 2012 Olympics.

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The U.S. team blocks a spike from Italy in the London 2012 Olympics volleyball semifinal.

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U.S. hurdler Kellie Wells, left, celebrates her bronze medal and Dawn Harper picks up the silver in the 100 hurdles.

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Russia's Ivan Ukhov celebrates the gold medal after clearing the bar in the high jump.

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Brazil's Juliana Silva spikes a wet ball as USA's April Ross tries to block it during a women's beach volleyball semifinal.

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Tim Hutten gets control of the ball in a preliminary water polo match at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday.

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Hungary's Adam Steinmetz celebrates his goal in front of Shea Buckner of the U.S. during a preliminary water polo match at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday.

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Dominican Republic's Felix Sanchez crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday.

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Russia's Yuliya Zaripova, far right, leads the pack on her way to winning the gold medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt strikes a pose after winning the gold medal in the 100 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday.

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USA's Sanya Richards-Ross carries the American flag after winning the gold medal in the 400 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday.

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USA's DeeDee Trotter falls to the track after winning the bronze in the 400 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday.

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Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi prays after winning the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday.

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Andy Murray carries the Union Jack and displays his Olympic gold medal. Murray won the men's tennis final over Switzerland's Roger Federer 3-0 at the London 2012 Olympics.

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Misty May-Treanor dives to save the ball during a beach volleyball quarterfinal against Italy's Marta Menagatti and Greta Cicolari at the London 2012 Olympics Horse Guards Parade on Sunday.

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Gold medal winner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, right, gets a hug from teammate and bronze medal winner Veronica Campbell-Brown after the 100 meters.

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Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defeats U.S. sprinters Tianna Madison, left, and Allyson Felix to win the 100 meter.

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U.S. swimmers Dana Vollmer, Rebecca Soni, and Missy Franklin cheer as teammate Allison Schmitt finishes the race to win the women's 4x100 medley relay.

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Team USA guard Kobe Bryant is fouled hard by Lithuania defender Jonas Valanciunas in the second half of a men's basketball prelim at the London 2012 Olympics Basketball Arena.

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A basketball acrobat falls to a mat under the basket during halftime of the men's basketball prelim between the USA and Lithuania at the London 2012 Olympics Basketball Arena.

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Jamie and Alison Zaslav of New York wrap themselves in the flag for the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the U.S.-Lithuania basketball game.

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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius takes off from the starting blocks in the first round of the 400-meter race at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Men compete in the 1,500-meter run.

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France's Teddy Riner kisses the shoe of his coach after winning the gold medal in judo.

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France's Florent Manaudou rises from the pool in ecstasy after winning the men's 50m freestyle final.

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U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin, center, shares a laugh with teammate Elizabeth Beisel, left, and Russia's Anastasia Zueva, holding their medals for the 200m backstroke. Franklin won the gold, setting a world record of 2:04.06, Beisel the bronze, and Zueva the silver.

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Michael Phelps walks off the podium with his 17th career Olympic gold medal, 21 overall, after winning the men's 100m butterfly.

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Michael Phelps swims slightly ahead of teammate Ryan Lochte on his way to a gold medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley.

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Tyler Clary celebrates with a splash after winning the men's 200-meter backstroke.

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Gabrielle Douglas of the United States competes on the vault in the women's gymnastics individual all-around at the 2012 London Olympics. She went on to win the gold medal.

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The United States' Gabrielle Douglas waves to the crowd after winning the gold medal in the women's gymnastics individual all-around at the 2012 London Olympics.

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U.S. judo wrestler Kayla Harrison squuezes back tears as the national anthem plays during her gold-medal ceremony at the London 2012 Olympics.

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Venezuela's Gascon Limardo gets a kiss from his coach late in his match before winning the gold medal in the men's epee individual final.

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Danell Leyva of the United States competes in the floor exercise during the men's individual all-around competition at the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday. Leyva took the bronze medal.

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Danell Leyva of the United States chalks his hands before his routine on the uneven bars in the men's all-around individual gymnastics competition.

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Irish boxer John Joe Nevin, right, battles Kanat Butalipov of Kazakhstan in a Men's Bantam preliminary bout at the London 2012 Olympics.

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USA's Gabrielle Douglas celebrates the gold medal with teammates after winning the gold medal for Women's Team Final at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Members of the U.S. women's gymnastics team, from left, Jordan Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman and Kyla Ross celebrate their gold medal in the team final.

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Michael Phelps holds his 18th Olympic medal, a gold he earned with teammates in the men's 4x200 freestyle relay.

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Travis Stevens of the U.S. celebrates after defeating No. 1 seed Leandro Guilheiro of Brazil to advance to the semifinals in the 81-kilogram judo competition.

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Divers gather at the 3-meter springboard to practice at the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Center.

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American water polo player Kelly Rulon battles Hungary's Dora Antal during a preliminary round at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday. The win on Monday puts the U.S. team atop Group A along with Spain.

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Jacob Dalton competes for the U.S. on the rings in the men's team final at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday. The U.S. men's team endured a disappointing day Monday.

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John Orozco has tears in his eyes after his team finished in fifth play after Monday's competitions. Orozco, who was ranked fourth overall after Saturday, had two major mistakes on the pommel horse and fell on a vault Monday.

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Facundo, a Mexican comedian, celebrates outside the Aquatics Center moments after the team of German Sanchez Sanchez and Ivan Garcia Navarro of Mexico won the silver medal in the 10-meter sychronized platform final.

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China's Linlin Deng, in a multiple-exposure photograph, competes on the beam during the women's individual qualifying event on Sunday.

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Team USA's Kyla Ross lands on the beam during a qualifying event on Sunday.

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Turkey's Cigdem Ozyaman empties her shotgun shells during women's skeet shooting on Sunday.

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The United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings attempts a block against Australia in a Preliminary round at the 2012 London Olympics Saturday.

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The U.S. women's team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh challenge Australia's Nat Cook and Tamsin Hinchley during a beach volleyball event at the Horse Guards Parade and 10 Downing Street, the home of the British prime minister.

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Ryan Lochte shows off his American flag grills and gold medal after winning the men's 400m individual medley in London.

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Fireworks ring the perimeter of Olympic Stadium.

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