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Great Britain fans show their support during the women's soccer first-round Group E match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Great Britain and New Zealand at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. (July 25, 2012)

Olympics 2012: Athletes from around the world

London fills with athletes as Olympians prepare for the Olympic Games, which will begin Friday, July 27.

Spectators react during the women's group E soccer
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Spectators react during the women's group E soccer match between Great Britain and New Zealand at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales, at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. (July 25, 2012)

New Zealand goalie Jenny Bindon, center, punches the
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New Zealand goalie Jenny Bindon, center, punches the ball over Britain's Stephanie Houghton, left, during the women's group E Olympic soccer match between Great Britain and New Zealand at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales. (July 25, 2012)

General practice race action takes place during training
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General practice race action takes place during training at the Weymouth & Portland Venue ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. (July 25, 2012)

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Japanese fans cheer during the group F soccer
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Japanese fans cheer during the group F soccer match between Japan and Canada at the London 2012 Summer Olympics in Coventry, England. (July 25, 2012)

Great Britain fans show their support during the
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Great Britain fans show their support during the women's soccer first-round Group E match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Great Britain and New Zealand at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. (July 25, 2012)

Austrian swimming coach Marco Wolf works out at
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Austrian swimming coach Marco Wolf works out at the Athletes' Village at the Olympic Park in London. Opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be Friday, July 27. (July 25, 2012)

Alison Young of Great Britain in action during
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Alison Young of Great Britain in action during training at the Weymouth & Portland Venue ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. (July 25, 2012)

Dancers perform during a ceremony to welcome athletes
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Dancers perform during a ceremony to welcome athletes from Syria for the 2012 Summer Olympics at Olympic village in London. (July 25, 2012)

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Sarah Steyaert of France trains at the Weymouth
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Sarah Steyaert of France trains at the Weymouth & Portland Venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games. (July 25, 2012)

New Zealand's Natasha Hansen trains for the 2012
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New Zealand's Natasha Hansen trains for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 25, 2012)

Markus Deibler of Germany looks through a window
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Markus Deibler of Germany looks through a window during a practice in the pool at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be Friday, July 27. (July 25, 2012)

Mike Dawson of New Zealand trains for the
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Mike Dawson of New Zealand trains for the men's K1 kayak slalom at the Lee Valley White Water Center for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 25, 2012)

The Belgian men's cycling team trains for the
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The Belgian men's cycling team trains for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 25, 2012)

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In this photo provided by LOCOG, torch bearer
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In this photo provided by LOCOG, torch bearer Jack Otter carries the Olympic Flame on the relay leg between Barnet and Enfield in London. (July 25, 2012)

Athletes Paul Williams, right, and Esau Simpson, both
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Athletes Paul Williams, right, and Esau Simpson, both of Grenada, rest at the Athletes' Village at the Olympic Park in London. Opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be Friday, July 27. (July 25, 2012)

A man walks near the Orbit tower at
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A man walks near the Orbit tower at the Orbit Olympic Circus three days ahead of the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 25, 2012)

Shoppers walk down Oxford Street in London. (July
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Shoppers walk down Oxford Street in London. (July 25, 2012)

The Great Britain synchronized swimming team practices for
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The Great Britain synchronized swimming team practices for the London Olympic Games at the Aquatics Center in Olympic Park in London. (July 25, 2012)

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Matthew Mitcham of Australia looks on during a
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Matthew Mitcham of Australia looks on during a diving training session ahead of the London Olympic Games at the Aquatics Center in Olympic Park. (July 25, 2012)

A Russian athlete departs the Horse Guards Parade
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A Russian athlete departs the Horse Guards Parade through a portal through the Admiralty House at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 25, 2012)

Shauna Mullin of Great Britain serves during practice
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Shauna Mullin of Great Britain serves during practice for the women's beach volleyball competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. At rear is the historic Admiralty House. (July 25, 2012)

Volunteers rest during a break at the beach
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Volunteers rest during a break at the beach volleyball venue at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 25, 2012)

A member of the Horse Guards Parade stands
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A member of the Horse Guards Parade stands watch outside the Admiralty House at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Beach volleyball matches take place inside. (July 25, 2012)

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An athlete put chalk on his hands before
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An athlete put chalk on his hands before practicing on the parallel bars ahead of the London Olympic Games at the North Greenwich Arena in London. (July 25, 2012)

Veins are seen on the horse Clifton Promise
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Veins are seen on the horse Clifton Promise while it's mounted by New Zealand rider Jonathan Paget during training for the equestrian eventing competition in Greenwich Park at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 25, 2012)

Winning goal scorer Stephanie Houghton of Great Britain
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Winning goal scorer Stephanie Houghton of Great Britain celebrates victory on the final whistle with teammate Jill Scott during the first-round women's soccer Group E match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Great Britain and New Zealand at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. (July 25, 2012)

The German cycling team trains for the 2012
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The German cycling team trains for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 25, 2012)

Alberto Busnari of Italy practices during men's artistic
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Alberto Busnari of Italy practices during men's artistic gymnastics training sessions ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena in London. (July 25, 2012)

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A worker on a mobile lift stands in
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A worker on a mobile lift stands in front of a giant screen featuring a London Olympics logo in the equestrian arena in Greenwich, London. (July 25, 2012)

John Orozco of the U.S. team during men's
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John Orozco of the U.S. team during men's artistic gymnastics training sessions ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena in London. (July 25, 2012)

Jonathan Horton looks on during men's artistic gymnastics
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Jonathan Horton looks on during men's artistic gymnastics training sessions ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena in London. (July 25, 2012)

Jonathan Horton practices during men's artistic gymnastics training
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Jonathan Horton practices during men's artistic gymnastics training sessions ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena in London. (July 25, 2012)

Japan's Nahomi Kawasumi celebrates her goal during the
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Japan's Nahomi Kawasumi celebrates her goal during the group F soccer match against Canada at the London 2012 Summer Olympics in Coventry, England. (July 25, 2012)

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Michael Phelps, second from left, shares a laugh
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Michael Phelps, second from left, shares a laugh with other U.S. swimming team members during a training session at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park in London. Opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday, July 27. (July 25, 2012)

Swimmers practice at the Aquatics Center at the
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Swimmers practice at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday, July 27.(July 25, 2012)

Michael Phelps of the United States looks on
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Michael Phelps of the United States looks on during a training session ahead of the London Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park in London. (July 24, 2012)

Olympic volunteers prepare for the rehearsal of the
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Olympic volunteers prepare for the rehearsal of the opening ceremony outside the Olympic Stadium in London. The opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games will take place on July 27. (July 23, 2012)

The Olympic Stadium is pictured in Olympic Park
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The Olympic Stadium is pictured in Olympic Park during previews ahead of the London Olympic Games in London. (July 23, 2012)

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The Olympics logo is seen at St. Pancras
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The Olympics logo is seen at St. Pancras International Station on in London. (July 24, 2012)

People walk on a sunny day on Tower
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People walk on a sunny day on Tower Bridge in London, three days before the start of the London Olympic Games. (July 24, 2012)

Melissa Gonzalez, of Mohegan Lake in Westchester County,
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Melissa Gonzalez, of Mohegan Lake in Westchester County, plays a shot during a field hockey training session ahead of the London Olympic Games at Riverbank Arena in London. (July 24, 2012)

U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas performs on the beam
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U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas performs on the beam as she trains in a practice arena ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The opening ceremonies will take place Friday, July 27. (July 24, 2012)

Sascha Klein of Germany dives during a training
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Sascha Klein of Germany dives during a training session ahead of the London Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park in London. (July 24, 2012)

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Basketball team members from Canada jump in the
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Basketball team members from Canada jump in the air in front of the Olympics logo inside the London 2012 Olympic Village in Stratford, east London. (July 24, 2012)

U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the beam
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U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the beam during a training session at a practice arena ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 24, 2012)

Granada's swimming coach Holly Bonewit-Cron talks to her
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Granada's swimming coach Holly Bonewit-Cron talks to her father, who's in the U.S., using a tablet computer in the Olympic Village in east London, three days ahead of the official start of the London Olympic Games. (July 24, 2012)

Traffic passes one of the special Olympic traffic
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Traffic passes one of the special Olympic traffic lanes, which go into effect Wednesday, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. The city will host the 2012 Olympics, with opening ceremonies for the games scheduled for Friday, July 27. (July 24, 2012)

A couple pause at the foot of a
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A couple pause at the foot of a statue with the Olympics logo in the rafters of St. Pancras Station prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 24, 2012)

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An Olympics official checks the track at the
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An Olympics official checks the track at the Olympic Velodrome in London, three days ahead of the opening of the London Olympic Games. (July 24, 2012)

Simone Kuhn, left, and Nadine Zumkehr of the
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Simone Kuhn, left, and Nadine Zumkehr of the Swiss Olympic beach volleyball team attend a training session at a practice facility next to the Horse Guard Parade in central London, three days before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (July 24, 2012)

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