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Day 6: The best photos of the Olympics

Updated 6:47 PM ET, Tue August 14, 2012
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LeBron James, left, and Kobe Bryant watch the men's basketball preliminary round match on Thursday, August 2 in London. Check out Day 5 of competition from Wednesday, August 1. The Games ran through August 12. Getty Images
Michael Phelps throws his flowers to his sister Hilary Phelps after the medal ceremony in the men's 200-meter individual medley final. Getty Images
Left to right: Italy's Elisa Di Francisca, Arianna Errigo, Ilaria Salvatori and Valentina Vezzali celebrate winning gold during the women's foil final as part of the fencing event. AFP/Getty Images
Great Britain's Zara Dampney, left, and Shauna Mullin celebrate after a point against Doris Schwaiger and Stefanie Schwaiger of Austria during the women's beach volleyball preliminary match. Getty Images
The Great Britain hockey team lines up for the national anthem ahead of their preliminary match against Belgium. Getty Images
Shuang Guo of China competes during the women's sprint track cycling qualifying. Getty Images
Iceland's center back Snorri Steinn Gudjonsson jumps to shoot during the men's preliminary group A handball match with Sweden. AFP/Getty Images
The Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo reacts to her gold medal win in the women's 100-meter freestyle final swimming event. AFP/Getty Images
LeBron James jumps for two in the first half during the men's basketball preliminary round match against Nigeria. The U.S. team beat Nigeria 156-73, breaking the Olympic record for most points scored in a basketball game. AFP/Getty Images
United States swimmer Elizabeth Beisel competes in the women's 200-meter backstroke semi-finals swimming event. AFP/Getty Images
Spain's Victor Sada scores during the men's basketball preliminary round match between Spain and Britain. IOPP/Getty Images
Great Britain's Nate Reinking jumps for a layup in the second half of the men's basketball preliminary round match. Getty Images
Sweden's center back Dalibor Doder, center, vies with Icelandic players during the men's preliminary group A handball match. AFP/Getty Images
A general view of the beach volleyball competition at Horse Guards Parade in London. Getty Images
Ella Gunson, left, and Anita Punt, center, of New Zealand challenge Rocio Sanchez Moccia, right, of Argentina during the women's hockey preliminary round match. AFP/Getty Images
The Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo competes in the women's 100-meter freestyle final swimming event. AFP/Getty Images
Michael Phelps swims to win gold in the men's 200-meter individual medley. Phelps won his 20th career Olympic medal and completed a historic third consecutive 200-meter individual medley Olympic victory. AFP/Getty Images
Italy's Vanessa Ferrari competes in the floor exercise in the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final. Getty Images
Tunisian center Salah Mejri scores during the men's preliminary round group A basketball match against Argentina. AFP/Getty Images
Mizuki Fujii, left, and Reika Kakiiwa, right, of Japan play a shot during their semifinal mixed doubles badminton match against Canada's Michelle Li and Alex Bruce. AFP/Getty Images
Left to right: Italy's Elisa Di Francisca, Arianna Errigo, Valentina Vezzali and Ilaria Salvatori celebrate with their gold medals on the podium of the women's foil final as part of the fencing event. AFP/Getty Images
Tyler Clary celebrates winning gold in the men's 200-meter backstroke final swimming event. AFP/Getty Images
Ryan Lochte competes in the men's 200-meter backstroke final swimming event. Lochte finished with a bronze medal. AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian forward Larry Taylor, left, tries to get past Russian center Timofey Mozgov, right, during the men's preliminary round basketball match. AFP/Getty Images
Great Britain's Rob Parker, center, competes with Tim Hutten, right, of the United States in the men's water polo preliminary match. The U.S. team won 7-13.
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Gymnast Gabby Douglas of the United States competes on the balance beam in the women's individual all-around final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympics. Getty Images
Cullen Jones, left, of the United States and Cesar Cielo of Brazil touch the wall at the finish the men's 50-meter freestyle semifinal. Getty Images
Australia's Becchara Palmer dives for the ball during the women's beach volleyball preliminary match against Brazil. Getty Images
Gabby Douglas of the United States performs the floor exercise in the gymnastics women's individual all-around final. Getty Images
U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas, right, embraces teammate Alexandra Raisman after winning the gymnastics women's individual all-around final. AFP/Getty Images
U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas competes on the balance beam in the women's individual all-around final. Getty Images
Pietro Zucchetti, left, and Gabrio Zandona of Italy compete in the men's 470 sailing in Weymouth, England. Getty Images
Gold medalist Etienne Stott of Great Britain celebrates after the medal ceremony for the men's canoe double slalom final. Getty Images
Jaroslav Volf, left, and Ondrej Stepanek of Czech Republic compete during the men's canoe double slalom. Getty Images
Russia's Timofey Mozgov receives an arm to the head as he looks to shoot against Brazil's Tiago Splitter in the second half of the men's basketball preliminary round match. Getty Images
Great Britain's Chris Hoy celebrates after winning the men's team sprint gold final. AFP/Getty Images
The Danish team competes during the men's 4000-meter team pursuit qualifying round of the track cycling event. AFP/Getty Images
China's Xuerui Li returns a shot against Pui Yin Yip of Hong Kong in their women's singles badminton quarter final. Getty Images
Competition gets underway in the men's star sailing in Weymouth, England. Getty Images
Roger Federer of Switzerland serves the ball to John Isner of the United States during the quarter-final of men's singles tennis. Getty Images
Denmark's Claus Olesen competes in the men's star sailing in Weymouth, England. Getty Images
Great Britain's Etienne Stott reacts after winning gold in the men's canoe double slalom final. Getty Images
Sweden's Anton Dahlberg and Sebastian Ostling compete in the men's 470 sailing in Weymouth, England. Getty Images
Sophie van Gestel of the Netherlands controls the ball during the women's beach volleyball preliminary phase group E match against Germany's Laura Ludwig and Sara Goller. AFP/Getty Images
Great Britain's Philip Hindes celebrates during men's team sprint track cycling qualifying against Germany. Getty Images
Canada's Marcus David loses control of his horse, Capital, in the dressage preliminaries. AFP/Getty Images
Tunisian forward Makram Ben Romdhane, right, vies with Argentine forward Luis Scola during the men's preliminary round group A basketball match. AFP/Getty Images
Kazakhstan's Gani Zhailauov, left, takes a hit from India's Bhagwan Jai during the men's lght bxing. Getty Images
Italy's Carlotta Ferlito competes on the balance beam in the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final. Getty Images
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the men's singles tennis quarter-finals. Getty Images
Romania's Sandra Raluca Izbasa performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final. AFP/Getty Images
Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic of Croatia competes in the men's Finn sailing on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympics. Getty Images
Australia's Joe Ingles tries to score against China's Wang Zhizhi, left, and Yi Jianlian during a men's basketball preliminary round. Getty Images
Jin Ma, left, and Chen Xu of China celebrate their victory over Indonesian foes in a mixed-doubles badminton semifinal. Getty Images
Naomi van As of the Netherlands hugs teammate Eva de Goede after their team defeated China in a women's field hockey preliminary match. Getty Images
Italy's Valentina Vezzali is exuberant after beating France's Astrid Guyart in the women's foil team fencing semifinal. Getty Images
Dorothee Schneider of Germany rides Diva Royal in the dressage grand prix in Greenwich Park in London. Getty Images
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates after winning in the women's singles tennis quarterfinals against Angelique Kerber of Germany. Getty Images
Croatia's Marko Kopljar disappears behind the ball during a men's preliminary handball match between Croatia and Hungary. AFP/Getty Images
Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov serves during a men's singles table-tennis bronze medal match against Chih-Yuan Chuang of Taiwan. Getty Images
Mongolia's Tuvshinbayar Naidan celebrates his victory in the men's under 100-kilogram judo event. Getty Images
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki serves to Serena Williams of the United States during the women's singles tennis quarterfinals. AFP/Getty Images
Britain's David Florence, left, and teammate Richard Hounslow compete in the men's canoe double semifinal. Getty Images
Chih-Yuan Chuang of Taiwan celebrates a point during the men's singles table-tennis bronze medal match against Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov. Getty Images
Mayra Aguiar of Brazil, in white, and Kayla Harrison of the United States compete in the women's under 78-kilogram judo event. Getty Images
French centerback Nikola Karabatic, left, vies with a Tunisian opponent during a men's preliminary handball match. AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Carl Hester rides Utopia in the dressage grand prix at Greenwich Park in London. Getty Images
Brazil's Emanuel Rego lands after saving a ball during the men's beach volleyball preliminary phase match against Italy. AFP/Getty Images
Bulgarian volleyball players, from left, Georgi Bratoev, Todor Aleksiev and Nikolay Nikolov wait for the serve in the second set against Australia. Getty Images
Australian forward Joe Ingles jumps to score during the men's preliminary basketball match between Australia and China. AFP/Getty Images
France's Laure Manaudou competes in the women's 200-meter backstroke heat. AFP/Getty Images
Brazil's Mayra Aguiar, in white, and Daria Pogorzelec of Poland compete in the women's under 78-kilogram judo event. AFP/Getty Images
Hungary's Richard Bognar fires his rifle in the men's double trap qualification round at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London. AFP/Getty Images
U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin competes in the women's 200-meter backstroke heat. AFP/Getty Images
South Korea's Jeong Han shoots during the men's preliminary handball match against Spain. AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Bill Lucas and Sam Townsend appear downcast after finishing the men's double sculls final. Getty Images
Katelyn Falgowski, right, of the United States goes after the ball with Fiona Boyce of Australia during a women's field hockey preliminary match. Getty Images
South African rowers celebrate after winning the gold medal in the men's lightweight four final A rowing event. AFP/Getty Images
Switzerland's Dominik Meichtry competes in the men's 100-meter butterfly heat. AFP/Getty Images
Sizwe Ndlovu of South Africa celebrates after he and his team won the gold in the lightweight men's four final rowing event.
The U.S. team competes to win the gold medal in the women's eight final rowing event. AFP/Getty Images
Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates after defeating Nicolas Almagro of Spain in the men's singles tennis quarterfinal. Getty Images
Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the men's 100-meter butterfly heat. AFP/Getty Images
The U.S. rowing team throw Mary Whipple into the water as they celebrate winning gold in the women's eight rowing event. Getty Images
France's Laure Manaudou competes in the women's 200-meter backstroke heat. AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Peter Robert Russell Wilson competes in the men's double trap shooting qualification. Getty Images
Belinda Hocking of Australia competes in the women's 200-meter backstroke heat. Getty Images
Dorothee Schneider of Germany competes in the dressage grand prix. Getty Images
Chinese forward Zhu Fangyu bleeds during a men's preliminary round basketball match between China and Australia. AFP/Getty Images
Italy's Greta Cicolari serves during a beach volleyball preliminary match against Canada. Getty Images
Australia's Aidan Zingel, left, spikes next to teammate Harrison Peacock during a men's preliminary volleyball match against Bulgaria. AFP/Getty Images
Italy's Marta Menegatti dives for a shot during a beach volleyball preliminary match against Canada. Getty Images
Bulgarian volleyball players, from left, Georgi Bratoev, Viktor Yosifov and Todor Aleksiev attempt to set during a preliminary match against Australia. Getty Images
Yong Dae Lee, right, and Jae Sung Chung of South Korea celebrate their win over Indonesian opponents in the men's doubles badminton quarterfinal. Getty Images
South Korea's Park Mi-hyun casts a shadow on the Olympic Rings during a women's field hockey preliminary match against Japan at the Riverbank Arena. AFP/Getty Images
Shaimaa Elgammal of Egypt watches from the sidelines during a women's foil team fencing round against Great Britain on Thursday. Getty Images
South Korea, in red, and Japan do battle during the women's field hockey match Thursday. Getty Images
Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany serves during a men's table-tennis singles semifinal match. AFP/Getty Images
Dimitri Peters of Germany competes in the men's under 100-kilogram judo match. Getty Images
Khatuna Lorig of the United States takes a shot in the women's individual 1/8 elimination archery event. AFP/Getty Images
Mathias Boe, left, and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark celebrate their victory over Taiwan during the semifinal men's doubles badminton match. AFP/Getty Images
South Korea's Junggeu Park jumps to shoot during a men's preliminary handball match against Spain. AFP/Getty Images
Competitors dive into the pool at the start of the men's 50-meter freestyle heat. AFP/Getty Images
South Korea's Hwang Hee-Tae gets treated for an injury during a men's under 100-kilogram judo contest match. AFP/Getty Images
Cesar Cielo of Brazil reacts after finishing in the men's 50-meter freestyle heat eight. Getty Images
Lithuanian forward Darius Songaila, left, tries to score against French center Ronny Turiaf during a men's preliminary round basketball match.
Cullen Jones of the United States swims in the men's 50-meter freestyle heat. AFP/Getty Images
Aleksandar Atanasijevic of Serbia spikes the ball against Denys Kaliberda and Marcus Bohme of Germany. Getty Images
Katie Ledecky of the United States competes in a women's 800-meter freestyle heat. Getty Images
New Zealand's Chris Harris, Sean O'Neill, Jade Uru and Tyson Williams react after finishing the men's four semifinal rowing event in Windsor, England. Getty Images
Akane Shibata of Japan takes a shot during the women's hockey preliminary match between South Korea and Japan. Getty Images
Fans fill the stands for rowing events at Eton Dorney in Windsor, England. Getty Images
South Korea's Lee Sung-Jin competes in the women's individual 1/8 archery elimination match at Lord's Cricket Ground. AFP/Getty Images
Dimitri Peters, in white, of Germany and Jevgenijs Borodavko of Latvia compete in the men's under 100-kilogram judo match. Getty Images
Ahmed Al Hatmi of Oman competes in the men's double trap shooting qualification round. Check out photos from Day 7 of the competition from Friday, August 3. Getty Images