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Day 11: The best photos of the Olympics

Updated 2251 GMT (0651 HKT) August 14, 2012
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Germany's Jonas Reckermann serves during the men's beach volleyball semifinal against Reinder Nummerdor and Rich Schuil from Netherlands on Tuesday, August 7. Check out Day 10 of competition from Monday, August 6. The Games ran through August 12. AFP/Getty Images
Rich Schuil of Netherlands looks dejected as Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann of Germany celebrate match point during the men's beach volleyball semifinal match between Germany and the Netherlands. Getty Images
Estonia's Gerd Kanter competes in the men's discus throw final. Getty Images
Tobias Hauke of Germany and Phillip Burrows of New Zealand challenge for the ball during the men's hockey match between Germany and New Zealand. Getty Images
Lolo Jones of the United States competes in the women's 100-meter hurdles semifinals. Getty Images
Emilie Gomis, No.11 of France, puts up a shot over Ilona Burgrova, No. 8 of Czech Republic, in the women's basketball quaterfinal. Getty Images
Alexis Vastine of France looks dejected after defeat to Taras Shelestyuk of Ukraine during the men's welter boxing. Getty Images
South Korea's players celebrate their victory in the women's quarterfinal volleyball match between Italy and South Korea. AFP/Getty Images
Sally Pearson of Australia leads Nevin Yanit of Turkey and Kellie Wells of the United States during the women's 100-meter hurdles final. Getty Images
A referee fires the gun to start a race of the the London 2012 Olympic Games cycling event at the velodrome in the Olympic Park. AFP/Getty Images
Robert Grabarz of Great Britain competes in the men's high jump final. Getty Images
Foluke Akinradewo, left, of the United States spikes during the women's quarterfinal volleyball match between the USA and the Dominican Republic. AFP/Getty Images
A cyclist prepares to take the start of a race of the London 2012 Olympic Games cycling event. AFP/Getty Images
Jorge Enriquez of Mexico beats Kensuki Nagai, Maya Yoshida and Hiroki Sakai of Japan during the men's football semifinal match between Mexico and Japan. Getty Images
Brazil midfielder Oscar, left, and Brazil forward Neymar, right, congratulate goal scorer Brazil defender Romulo, second right, during the London 2012 Olympic men's football semifinal match between Brazil and South Korea. AFP/Getty Images
Daniel Corral Barron of Mexico competes in the men's parallel bars final. Getty Images
Andrew Osagie of Great Britain competes in the men's 800-meter semifinals. Getty Images
Xi Zhang of China dives for the ball during the women's beach volleyball semifinal match between United States and China. Getty Images
Iran's Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei, left, celebrates with his coach, center, after defeating Russia's Rustam Totrov, right, in their 96 kilogram Greco Roman wrestling final fight. AFP/Getty Images
Ona Meseguer Flaque of Spain defends in the women's water polo semifinal match between Spain and Hungary. Getty Images
Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria wins the gold in the men's 1500-meter final. Getty Images
Nicholas Willis of New Zealand reacts after competing in the men's 1500-meter final. Getty Images
Robert Harting of Germany celebrates winning gold in the men's discus throw final. Getty Images
Dawn Harper of the United States leads Shermaine Williams of Jamaica in the women's 100-meter hurdles semifinals. Getty Images
Guo Yue, left, and Xiaoxia Li of China celebrate their 3-1 victory against Kasumi Ishikawa and Sayaka Hirano of Japan and winning the women's team table tennis gold medal match on Tuesday. Getty Images
Im Jeong Choi, No. 19 of Korea, shoots over Olga Chernoivanenko, No. 29 of Russia, during the women's quarterfinal match between Russia and Korea on Tuesday. Getty Images
Felix Denayer, left, of Belgium dribbles past Birendra Lakra of India during the field hockey preliminary round match between India and Belgium. AFP/Getty Images
Matthias Steiner of Germany lies on the floor after failing to lift in the men's +105 kilogram weightlifting final. Getty Images
Hamilton Sabot of France competes on the parallel bars during the gymnastics men's parallel bars final. Getty Images
Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan competes against Ning Ding of China during the women's team table tennis gold medal match. Getty Images
Jordyn Wieber of the United States competes during the gymnastics women's floor exercise final. Getty Images
Misty May-Treanor of the United States celebrates after the women's beach volleyball semifinal match between United States and China. Getty Images
Song Gao, No.12 of China, shoots over Lauren Jackson, No. 15 of Australia, during the women's basketball quaterfinal. Getty Images
Silver medallist Nick Dempsey of Great Britain celebrates with his children Thomas-Flynn, left, and Oscar after the men's RS:X sailing. Getty Images
Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor of the United States collide during the women's beach volleyball semifinal match between United States and China. Getty Images
Sally Pearson of Australia leads Tiffany Porter of Great Britain and Jessica Zelinka of Canada in the women's 100-meter hurdles semifinals. Getty Images
Dawn Harper of the United States competes in the women's 100-meter hurdles semifinals. Getty Images
South Korea's Kim Hyeon-woo bows to the mat after winning the men's 66 kilogram Greco-Roman gold medal fight against Hungary's Tamas Lorincz. AFP/Getty Images
Georgia's Manucher Tskhadaia, left, wrestles Hungary's Tamas Lorincz during the 96-kilogram Greco-Roman semifinal on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images
Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee, left, and Italy's Alessandro Fabian compete in the men's triathlon. AFP/Getty Images
Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa returns the ball to China's Ding Ning during the women's team table tennis gold medal match. AFP/Getty Images
Japan's players celebrate their victory in the women's quarterfinal volleyball match against China. AFP/Getty Images
Alexandra Raisman of the United States competes in the women's balance beam final. Getty Images
Britain's Alistair Brownlee runs over Olympic rings on his way to a win in the men's triathlon. AFP/Getty Images
Facundo Callioni of Argentina, right, scores a goal against South Africa during the field hockey preliminary round match. AFP/Getty Images
Mary Killman and Mariya Koroleva of the United States compete in the women's duets synchronized swimming free routine final. Getty Images
The men's triathlon begins in London. AFP/Getty Images
Netherlands' Epke Zonderland catches air during the men's horizontal bar final. AFP/Getty Images
Belarus' Yauheni Zharnasek lifts during the men's +105-kilogram Group B weightlifting event. AFP/Getty Images
United States water polo coach Adam Krikorian talks with his players during the women's semifinal match against Australia. Getty Images
Dancers perform during the women's quarterfinal basketball match between Australia and China. AFP/Getty Images
Australia's Damon Kelly competes during the men's +105-kilogram Group B weightlifting event. AFP/Getty Images
Goalkeeper Jun Yang of China makes a save against Italy during the women's water polo semifinal match. Getty Images
American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas falls off the beam during the women's beam final. Getty Images
U.S. guard Angel McCoughtry, left, competes against Canadian forward Tamara Tatham during the women's quarterfinal basketball game. AFP/Getty Images
Chinese water polo player Sun Yujun prepares to shoot a goal against Italy during the women's water polo classification match. AFP/Getty Images
Chinese gymnast Zhe Feng competes on the parallel bars during the finals. Getty Images
Croatian goalkeeper Ivana Jelcic attempts to block a goal during the women's quarterfinal handball match against Spain. Spain won 25-22. AFP/Getty Images
Argentine hockey player Juan Martin Lopez, left, and Lloyd Norris-Jones of South Africa spar for the ball during a field hockey preliminary match. AFP/Getty Images
Chinese gymnast Sui Lu performs on the balance beam during the women's gymnastics event. AFP/Getty Images
The Spanish handball team's defenders attempt to block the ball during the women's quarterfinal handball match against Croatia. AFP/Getty Images
Italian kayaker Josefa Idem races in the women's kayak single 500-meter sprint semifinals. Getty Images
Chinese volleyball player Wang Yimei reacts as the Japanese team celebrates after it won the third set women's quarterfinal match. Japan won in five sets. Getty Images
U.S. forward LeBron James, front, and guard Kobe Bryant attend the U.S. women's quarterfinal basketball game against Canada. AFP/Getty Images
U.S. coach Geno Auriemma talks to his players during the women's quarterfinal basketball game against Canada. U.S. defeated Canada 91-48. AFP/Getty Images
French gymnast Hamilton Sabot prepares to compete during the parallel bars final. Getty Images
British sailor Nick Dempsey swims to the spectator area to greet friends and family after winning silver in the men's RS:X. Getty Images
Croatia's right back Andrea Penezic reacts after a fall during the women's quarterfinal handball match against Spain. AFP/Getty Images
Left to right: Selim Nurudeen of Nigeria, Gregory Sedoc of Netherlands and Andrew Turner of Great Britain compete in the men's 110-meter hurdles round 1 heat on Tuesday, August 7. Getty Images
Shafqat Easool of Pakistan, left, fouls Matthew Butturini of Australia during a men's hockey preliminary match. Getty Images
Felipe van de Wyngard of Chile, left, and Brendan Sexton of Australia swim in the men's triathlon at Hyde Park in London. Getty Images
Norway's Goril Snorroeggen shoots during the women's quarterfinal handball match against Brazil. Norway won 21-19. AFP/Getty Images
Usain Bolt of Jamaica waits in the starter block prior to the men's 200-meter round 1 heats. Getty Images
Tianwei Feng of Singapore competes in the women's team table tennis bronze medal match. Getty Images
Belgium's Jolien D'Hoore competes in the women's omnium individual pursuit event of the cycling competition. AFP/Getty Images
Franziska Weber, front, and Tina Dietze of Germany compete in the women's kayak double 500-meter sprint semifinal in Windsor. Getty Images
Yuki Ebihara of Japan competes in the women's javelin qualification. Getty Images
Singapore's team members celebrate a point made by Feng Tianwei against South Korea's Kim Kyungah during the women's team table tennis bronze medal match. AFP/Getty Images
The bell signaling a final lap is rung during the men's keirin repechage cycling event at the velodrome in Olympic Park. AFP/Getty Images
Maurice Mitchell of the United States looks on during the men's 200-meter round 1 heats. Getty Images
Jonathan Silva of Brazil competes in the men's triple jump qualification. Getty Images
Fernanda Silva, left, of Brazil shoots over Goril Snorroeggen of Norway during the women's quarterfinal hand ball match. Getty Images
Dorian van Rijsselberge of the Netherlands celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's RS-X class race in Weymouth, England. AFP/Getty Images
Japan's Saori Kimura, center, spikes as China's Hui Ruoqi and Ma Yunwen attempt to block during the women's quarterfinal volleyball match. AFP/Getty Images
Shona Thorburn of Canada stands for the Canadian National Anthem before the women's basketball quarterfinal against the United States. Getty Images
Croatia's centerback Miranda Tatari reacts after falling during the women's quarterfinal handball match against Spain. AFP/Getty Images
Usain Bolt of Jamaica leads Noah Akwu of Nigeria and Isiah Young of the United States in the men's 200-meter round qualifier on day 11 of the London 2012 Olympics at Olympic Stadium on Tuesday, August 7. Getty Images
Hyo Sik You of South Korea falls on top of Marcel Balkestein of Netherlands during their men's field hockey match at Riverbank Arena Hockey Center. Getty Images
Goldie Sayers of Great Britain competes in the women's javelin throw qualification. Getty Images
Balazs Baji, center, of Hungary leads the pack as Xiang Liu of China falls over a hurdle in the men's 110-meter hurdles round 1 heats. Getty Images
Lee Nam-Yong of South Korea reacts after losing the men's field hockey preliminary round match against Netherlands. AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian left back Eduarda Amorim jumps to shoot during the women's quarter-final handball match against Norway. AFP/Getty Images
Kayoko Fukushi of Japan leads the pack in the women's 5,000-meter round 1 heats. Getty Images
France's Matthieu Rosset competes in the men's 3-meter springboard semifinals Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images
Brazil's goalkeeper Chana Masson tries to make a save during the women's quarterfinal handball match against Norway. AFP/Getty Images
Andrew Pozzi of Great Britain watches after pulling out of the men's 110-meter hurdles round 1 heats. Getty Images
Phillips Idowu of Great Britain competes in the men's triple jump qualification. Check out photos from Day 12 of the competition from Wednesday, August 8. Getty Images