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London Olympics 2012: Day 12

Athletes compete in a men's 5000-meter heat during

Athletes compete in a men's 5000-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Scenes from around London and the 2012 Summer Olympics on Day 12 of the Games. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Turkey's Merve Aydin is assisted from the track
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Turkey's Merve Aydin is assisted from the track after a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

United States' Bernard Lagat shakes hand of Mexico's
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United States' Bernard Lagat shakes hand of Mexico's Juan Luis Barrios following their men's 5000-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

France's Renaud Lavillenie clears the bar in a
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France's Renaud Lavillenie clears the bar in a men's pole vault qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium. (Aug. 8, 2012)

France's Renaud Lavillenie reacts as he competes in
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France's Renaud Lavillenie reacts as he competes in a men's pole vault qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

China's Zhang Wenxiu takes a throw in a
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China's Zhang Wenxiu takes a throw in a women's hammer throw qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Hungary's Gabor Csaszar celebrates after defeating Iceland in
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Hungary's Gabor Csaszar celebrates after defeating Iceland in the men's handball quarterfinal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Germany's Sebastian Brendel celebrates after winning the gold
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Germany's Sebastian Brendel celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's canoe single 1000m in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Britain's Lynsey Sharp reacts after competing in a
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Britain's Lynsey Sharp reacts after competing in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Kenya's Pamela Jelimo leads in a women's 800-meter
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Kenya's Pamela Jelimo leads in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Jiang Tianyi of Hong Kong competes against Timo
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Jiang Tianyi of Hong Kong competes against Timo Boll of Germany in the men's team table tennis bronze medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Britain's Lynsey Sharp reacts after competing in a
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Britain's Lynsey Sharp reacts after competing in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

United States' Ashton Eaton reacts as he crosses
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United States' Ashton Eaton reacts as he crosses the finish line in a men's decathlon 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Germany's Sebastian Brendel celebrates after winning the gold
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Germany's Sebastian Brendel celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's canoe single 1000m in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Timo Boll of Germany competes against Leung Chu
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Timo Boll of Germany competes against Leung Chu Yan of Hong Kong in the men's team table tennis bronze medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Athletes compete in a men's 5000-meter heat during
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Athletes compete in a men's 5000-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Mexico's Jannet Algeria Pena waits to fight Jordan's
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Mexico's Jannet Algeria Pena waits to fight Jordan's Raya Hatahet in women's 49-kg taekwondo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

South Africa's Willem Coertzen competes in the men's
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South Africa's Willem Coertzen competes in the men's decathlon long jump during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

United States' Amber Campbell reacts after competing in
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United States' Amber Campbell reacts after competing in a women's hammer throw qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

United States' Alysia Johnson Montano competes in a
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United States' Alysia Johnson Montano competes in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Jordan's Raya Hatahet fights Mexico's Jannet Algeria Pena
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Jordan's Raya Hatahet fights Mexico's Jannet Algeria Pena (in red) during their match in women's 49-kg taekwondo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

United States' Ashton Eaton competes in the long
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United States' Ashton Eaton competes in the long jump decathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Turkey's Merve Aydin is assisted from the track
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Turkey's Merve Aydin is assisted from the track after a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Portugal's Fernando Pimenta celebrates in the water after
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Portugal's Fernando Pimenta celebrates in the water after finishing second in the men's kayak double 1000m in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar prepares to compete in
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar prepares to compete in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens,
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, Japan's Keisuke Ushiro competes in the long jump decathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Japan's Keisuke Ushiro competes in a long jump
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Japan's Keisuke Ushiro competes in a long jump decathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Russia's Alexey Denisenko waves to the crowd after
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Russia's Alexey Denisenko waves to the crowd after fighting Costa Rica's Heiner Oviedo in men's 58-kg taekwondo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar waves before competing in
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar waves before competing in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

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