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OLYMPIC GALLERIES ARCHIVE

Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images) Fireworks light up the "Bird's Nest" at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.
FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty ImagesClosing Ceremonies
Another stunningly choreographed ceremony in the Bird's Nest.
REUTERS/Yves HermanDay Thirteen
Dropped batons and a softball upset.
REUTERS/Alessandro BianchiDay Ten
The United States has more medals, but China has more gold.
Clive Rose/Getty ImagesDay Seven
Phelps watch: six gold medals down, two to go.
Paul Gilham/Getty ImagesDay Four
The United States overtakes China in the overall medal count, but China's lead in the gold medal tally remains.
Adam Pretty/Getty ImagesLet the games begin!
Olympic and world records begin to fall in a wide variety of events.
AP Photo/Mark J. TerrillDay Fifteen
South Korea surprises Cuba for the baseball gold medal.
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonDay Twelve
Flatwater canoes, BMX bikes, and the marathon swim vie for attention.
REUTERS/Issei KatoDay Nine
Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka win gold for Switzerland in men's tennis doubles.
AP Photo/Charlie RiedelDay Six
Rain delays some events while the US Men's basketball team rolls over Greece.
FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty ImagesDay Three
China keeps a slim lead over the United States in the medal count as Day Three closes.
BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty ImagesThe flame is lit
The color and grandeur of the Opening Ceremony.
Feng Li/Getty ImagesDay Fourteen
The US keeps an solid lead in the overall medal tally.
Jed Jacobsohn/Getty ImagesDay Eleven
American Henry Cejudo wins wrestling gold.
CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty ImagesDay Eight
The US women's softball team remains unbeaten.
REUTERS/Peter AndrewsDay Five
The Chinese women take the gold for team gymnastics while Michael Phelps picks up his fifth gold.
PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty ImagesDay Two
Michael Phelps continues his assault on the record books as Day Two sees the Olympics in full swing.
Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty ImagesAnd the crowd
went wild!
Olympics fans turn out to support their teams.
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