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Up-close and personal with Olympic athletes

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Kensuke Nagai grimaces in pain after being injured while scoring in Japan's 3-0 win over Egypt in the men's soccer quarter-finals.(AP Photo) (Getty Images)
Olympics Day 8 - Beach Volleyball
Emanuel Rego of Brazil prepares to serve during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany. (Getty Images) (Getty Images)
Olympics Day 7 - Swimming
Bronze medallist Rebecca Adlington shows her emotion on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 800m Freestyle. (Getty Images) (Getty Images)
Britain's Corinna Lawrence
Britain's Corinna Lawrence participates in a women's individual epee fencing round of 64 against Chile's Caterin Bravo Aranguiz. (AP Photo) (AP)
Diana Maria Chelaru
Romania's gymnast Diana Maria Chelaru eyes the bar during her performance on the uneven bars at the Artistic Gymnastics women's team final. (AP Photo) (Julie Jacobson)
Olympics Day 8 - Beach Volleyball
Jonathan Erdmann of Germany defends at the net during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany. (Getty Images) (Getty Images)

The London Olympics have produced some stunning super close-up photos of the world's best athletes.