Olympic 2012

May 10, 2012, 14:55 PM IST
In this photo provided by LOCOG, Amitabh Bachchan carries the Olympic flame on the torch relay leg between The City of London and the borough of Southwark in London.
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In this photo provided by LOCOG, Amitabh Bachchan carries the Olympic flame on the torch relay leg between The City of London and the borough of Southwark in London.

Searchlights shine over the Olympic Stadium during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Searchlights shine over the Olympic Stadium during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

In this photo provided by LOCOG, torchbearer 153 Daley Thompson acknowledges the crowd after lighting the cauldron at the end of Day 68 in the Torch Relay in London.
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In this photo provided by LOCOG, torchbearer 153 Daley Thompson acknowledges the crowd after lighting the cauldron at the end of Day 68 in the Torch Relay in London.

A Canadian masked fan and Japan fan, posing for a picture during the group F soccer match between Japan and Canada at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
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A Canadian masked fan and Japan fan, posing for a picture during the group F soccer match between Japan and Canada at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

Basketball team members from Canada jump in the air in front of the Olympic rings inside the London 2012 Olympic Village in Stratford.
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Basketball team members from Canada jump in the air in front of the Olympic rings inside the London 2012 Olympic Village in Stratford.

In this photo provided by LOCOG, torchbearer and former cricket captain Michael Vaughan carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg through Hillingdon, England.
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In this photo provided by LOCOG, torchbearer and former cricket captain Michael Vaughan carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg through Hillingdon, England.

A set of Olympic Rings float on a barge in the River Thames off of Battersea park in London.
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A set of Olympic Rings float on a barge in the River Thames off of Battersea park in London.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II listens as the President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge speaks at Buckingham Palace, in London.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II listens as the President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge speaks at Buckingham Palace, in London.

Artists cheer as members of the South African Olympic delegation arrive for the flag raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in London.
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Artists cheer as members of the South African Olympic delegation arrive for the flag raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in London.

British soldiers raise the Brazilian flag during the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in London.
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British soldiers raise the Brazilian flag during the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in London.

Michael Phelps, shares a laugh with other US swimming team members during a training session at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park, in London.
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Michael Phelps, shares a laugh with other US swimming team members during a training session at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park, in London.

Scottish tennis player Andy Murray, hands over the Olympic flame to US tennis player Venus Williams at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Scottish tennis player Andy Murray, hands over the Olympic flame to US tennis player Venus Williams at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Fans look at the new wax model of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, at a photocall for its launch at the Madame Tussauds wax museum, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Fans look at the new wax model of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, at a photocall for its launch at the Madame Tussauds wax museum, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Netherlands' Hendrik-Jan Schuttert riding Cerona H S in action to win the Longines King George V Gold Cup event at Hickstead, England.
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Netherlands' Hendrik-Jan Schuttert riding Cerona H S in action to win the Longines King George V Gold Cup event at Hickstead, England.

Sinead Galvin, of London, reads a magazine outside an Olympic merchandise store in Hyde Park in London.
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Sinead Galvin, of London, reads a magazine outside an Olympic merchandise store in Hyde Park in London.

Photo provided by LOCOG, singer Paloma Faith passes the Olympic Flame to torchbearer Sheikh Sheikh on the Torch Relay leg through London.
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Photo provided by LOCOG, singer Paloma Faith passes the Olympic Flame to torchbearer Sheikh Sheikh on the Torch Relay leg through London.

Members of the Indian Olympic team take photos during the Olympic Team Welcome Ceremony at the Athletes' Village at the Olympic Park.
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Members of the Indian Olympic team take photos during the Olympic Team Welcome Ceremony at the Athletes' Village at the Olympic Park.

The photo provided by LOCOG shows torchbearers Nadia Comaneci, left, and John Amaechi as they handing over the light of the Olympic Torch on the viewing platform of the North Greenwich Arena, London.
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The photo provided by LOCOG shows torchbearers Nadia Comaneci, left, and John Amaechi as they handing over the light of the Olympic Torch on the viewing platform of the North Greenwich Arena, London.

A British Royal Marine Sea King helicopter carrying the Olympic flame flies past the Tower Bridge in London, as it arrives to the Tower of London.
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A British Royal Marine Sea King helicopter carrying the Olympic flame flies past the Tower Bridge in London, as it arrives to the Tower of London.

British retired champion Dame Kelly Holmes, left, poses for the photographers with the Olympic flame, along with British Royal Marine Martyn Williams, 23, right, who abseiled from a Sea King helicopter, with the lantern with the Olympic flame strapped to his body, at the Tower of London.
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British retired champion Dame Kelly Holmes, left, poses for the photographers with the Olympic flame, along with British Royal Marine Martyn Williams, 23, right, who abseiled from a Sea King helicopter, with the lantern with the Olympic flame strapped to his body, at the Tower of London.

Royal Marine Martyn Williams, rappels down from a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter into the Tower of London with the Olympic torch.
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Royal Marine Martyn Williams, rappels down from a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter into the Tower of London with the Olympic torch.

British retired champion Dame Kelly Holmes pose for the photographers with the Olympic flame at the Tower of London.
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British retired champion Dame Kelly Holmes pose for the photographers with the Olympic flame at the Tower of London.

Torchbearer Abdul Kasam carries the Olympic torch at the Tower of London. The Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games is on Friday, July 27, 2012.
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Torchbearer Abdul Kasam carries the Olympic torch at the Tower of London. The Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games is on Friday, July 27, 2012.

St. Paul's Cathedral is seen in the distance as the Olympic rings hang from the Tower Bridge in London.
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St. Paul's Cathedral is seen in the distance as the Olympic rings hang from the Tower Bridge in London.

Members of the Indian Olympic Team arrive at Heathrow Airport in London.
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Members of the Indian Olympic Team arrive at Heathrow Airport in London.

Members of the South Korean Men Gymnastics team arrive at Heathrow Airport in London.
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Members of the South Korean Men Gymnastics team arrive at Heathrow Airport in London.

British military personnel enter into the Olympic Park before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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British military personnel enter into the Olympic Park before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Jay Jones and other performers rehearse for the team welcoming ceremony to be held on July 27th for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Jay Jones and other performers rehearse for the team welcoming ceremony to be held on July 27th for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Members of the U.S. Olympic sailing team are escorted following their arrival at Heathrow Airport in London.
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Members of the U.S. Olympic sailing team are escorted following their arrival at Heathrow Airport in London.

The Olympic rings hang from the Tower Bridge after sunset, as London prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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The Olympic rings hang from the Tower Bridge after sunset, as London prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The Olympic rings are displayed outside the basketball arena in the Olympic Park before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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The Olympic rings are displayed outside the basketball arena in the Olympic Park before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Performers arrive at the Olympic Stadium for opening ceremony rehearsals for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Performers arrive at the Olympic Stadium for opening ceremony rehearsals for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

This image made available by LOCOG shows former Colombian soccer player Carlos Valderrama carrying the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Slough and Windsor, England.
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This image made available by LOCOG shows former Colombian soccer player Carlos Valderrama carrying the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Slough and Windsor, England.

This image made available by LOCOG shows Queen Elizabeth II, second right, and the Duke of Edinburgh watching the Torch Kiss as Torchbearer 073 Gina Macgregor, right, passes the Olympic Flame to Torchbearer 074 Phillip Wells, left, outside Windsor Castle, Windsor, England.
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This image made available by LOCOG shows Queen Elizabeth II, second right, and the Duke of Edinburgh watching the Torch Kiss as Torchbearer 073 Gina Macgregor, right, passes the Olympic Flame to Torchbearer 074 Phillip Wells, left, outside Windsor Castle, Windsor, England.

The Olympic Flame is passed between Sir Roger Bannister and Oxford doctoral student Nicola Byrom on the running track at Iffley Road Stadium in Oxford, England.
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The Olympic Flame is passed between Sir Roger Bannister and Oxford doctoral student Nicola Byrom on the running track at Iffley Road Stadium in Oxford, England.

Torchbearer 024 Zachary Franklin carrying the Olympic Flame on a raft down the Lee Valley White Water Centre on the Torch Relay leg between Harlow and Waltham Cross, north of London.
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Torchbearer 024 Zachary Franklin carrying the Olympic Flame on a raft down the Lee Valley White Water Centre on the Torch Relay leg between Harlow and Waltham Cross, north of London.

Torchbearer 140 Lord Sebastian Coe carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg through Sheffield, England.
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Torchbearer 140 Lord Sebastian Coe carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg through Sheffield, England.

Bobby Charlton carrying the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Salford and Moss Side in Manchester, England.
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Bobby Charlton carrying the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Salford and Moss Side in Manchester, England.

This product illustration released by Nike shows a Turbospeed suit, the official apparel for the USA Track & Field team for the London Summer Olympics. U.S. Olympic track and field athletes will wear the uniforms at the London Olympics.
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This product illustration released by Nike shows a Turbospeed suit, the official apparel for the USA Track & Field team for the London Summer Olympics. U.S. Olympic track and field athletes will wear the uniforms at the London Olympics.

Peter Jack holds the Olympic torch aloft at the Giant's Causeway in county Antrim, Northern Ireland.
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Peter Jack holds the Olympic torch aloft at the Giant's Causeway in county Antrim, Northern Ireland.

The Olypic torch is rerouted away from protesters in Guildhall Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
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The Olypic torch is rerouted away from protesters in Guildhall Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Kathleen Irvine, left, passes Lisa Hickson the Olympic Flame outside of Carrickfergus Castle in Carrickfergus Northern Ireland during the Olympic Torch Relay.
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Kathleen Irvine, left, passes Lisa Hickson the Olympic Flame outside of Carrickfergus Castle in Carrickfergus Northern Ireland during the Olympic Torch Relay.

Usain Bolt models a Jamaica Olympic kit designed by Cedella Marley, daughter of Bob Marley, during the kit unveiling in London.
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Usain Bolt models a Jamaica Olympic kit designed by Cedella Marley, daughter of Bob Marley, during the kit unveiling in London.

Tower Bridge is lit up by new dynamic lighting during the launch of the lighting system, in readiness for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympic Games, London.
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Tower Bridge is lit up by new dynamic lighting during the launch of the lighting system, in readiness for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympic Games, London.

Sir Chris Bonington holding the Olympic Flame on the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales during the Olympic Torch Relay.
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Sir Chris Bonington holding the Olympic Flame on the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales during the Olympic Torch Relay.

Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas passes the Olympic Flame to torchbearer Emma Fowler in Taunton, England.
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Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas passes the Olympic Flame to torchbearer Emma Fowler in Taunton, England.

British Olympic sailing hero and three time gold medalist Ben Ainslie holds the Olympic torch at the official start of the London 2012 Olympic games torch relay at Land's End, south west England.
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British Olympic sailing hero and three time gold medalist Ben Ainslie holds the Olympic torch at the official start of the London 2012 Olympic games torch relay at Land's End, south west England.

Actress Ino Menegaki, dressed as a high priestess, lights the torch at a ceremony in Panathinean stadium in Athens. The torch begins its 70-day journey to arrive at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, from the Greek capital.
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Actress Ino Menegaki, dressed as a high priestess, lights the torch at a ceremony in Panathinean stadium in Athens. The torch begins its 70-day journey to arrive at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, from the Greek capital.

Former England football captain David Beckham attends a hand over Olympic Flame ceremony at the Panathenaean stadium in Athens.
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Former England football captain David Beckham attends a hand over Olympic Flame ceremony at the Panathenaean stadium in Athens.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, left, before its official unveiling at the Olympic Park, London. The steel sculpture designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond stands 114.5 meters (376ft) high, 63% of of the sculpture is recycled steel and incorporates the five Olympic rings.
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The ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, left, before its official unveiling at the Olympic Park, London. The steel sculpture designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond stands 114.5 meters (376ft) high, 63% of of the sculpture is recycled steel and incorporates the five Olympic rings.

An actress as high priestess, passes on the Olympic flame to Spyros Gianniotis, a 32-year-old Liverpool-born swimmer, who won a silver medal for Greece in the 5-kilometer open water event four years ago in Beijing, during the lighting of the flame ceremony in Greece.
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An actress as high priestess, passes on the Olympic flame to Spyros Gianniotis, a 32-year-old Liverpool-born swimmer, who won a silver medal for Greece in the 5-kilometer open water event four years ago in Beijing, during the lighting of the flame ceremony in Greece.

A high priestess, holding a lit torch and an olive branch, performs during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece.
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A high priestess, holding a lit torch and an olive branch, performs during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

A priestess performs in front of the ancient temple of Hera during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece.
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A priestess performs in front of the ancient temple of Hera during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

A high priestess, lights the Olympic flame using a concave mirror to concentrate the sun's rays, in the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece.
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A high priestess, lights the Olympic flame using a concave mirror to concentrate the sun's rays, in the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece.