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Week in Olympic Pictures

Posted by calkins August 14, 2008 in the Group General Discussion .

Tags: beijing olympics, pictures, week one

The women's road race passes the Tiananmen (天安门 Tiānānmén) Gate on its way out of Beijing, with competitors enduring heavy rain further down the course.


South Korean archer (射手 shèshǒu) Park Sung-Hyun assesses her score during the women's ranking round at the Olympic Green.



Chinese duo Guo Jingjing and Wu Minxia hurtle down towards the Water Cube (水立方 shuǐ lìfāng) pool on the way to women's 3m springboard gold.

Giovanna Trillini of Italy and Nam Hyunhee of South Korea compete in the semi-finals of the women's individual foil fencing (操刀 cāo dāo).



Michael Phelps (right) is ecstatic as the US men's 4x100m relay (中转 zhōngzhuǎn) team's victory keeps his eight-golds dream alive.



China's Liu Yingzi prepares to shoot (射击 shèjī) in the women's trap qualification round on day three.



China's Wang Fen and Qin Kai add another gold to the host's tally with a dominant display in the men's synchronised diving (同步的潜水 tóngbù de qiánshuǐ).

China's NBA 7ft 6in star Yao Ming scores 30 points as his side beat Angola 85-68, for their first victory in the men's basketball (篮球 lánqiú) tournament.



(体操运动员 tǐcāo yùndòngyuán) Yang Wei adds another gold to the Chinese collection, winning the men's all-around competition.



A tourist in a nightclub (夜总会 yèzǒnghuì) at Beijing's Sanlitun district, which has seen a huge increase in foreign visitors during the Olympics.

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