Up-close and personal with Olympic athletes

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

Japan's Kensuke Nagai grimaces as he is carried from the pitch after being injured while scoring against Egypt during their quarter-final men's soccer match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug 4, 2012 at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Japan's Kensuke Nagai grimaces as he is carried from the pitch after being injured while scoring against Egypt during their quarter-final men's soccer match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug 4, 2012 at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Emanuel Rego of Brazil prepares to serve during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 8 - Beach Volleyball
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Emanuel Rego of Brazil prepares to serve during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Bronze medallist Rebecca Adlington shows her emotion on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 800m Freestyle on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 7 - Swimming
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Bronze medallist Rebecca Adlington shows her emotion on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 800m Freestyle on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Britain's Corinna Lawrence participates in a women's individual epee fencing round of 64 against Chile's Caterin Bravo Aranguiz at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Romania's gymnast Diana Maria Chelaru eyes the bar during her performance on the uneven bars at Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Diana Maria Chelaru
Romania's gymnast Diana Maria Chelaru eyes the bar during her performance on the uneven bars at Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Jonathan Erdmann of Germany defends at the net during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 8 - Beach Volleyball
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Jonathan Erdmann of Germany defends at the net during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Emanuel Rego of Brazil prepares to serve during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 8 - Beach Volleyball
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Emanuel Rego of Brazil prepares to serve during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Bronze medallist Rebecca Adlington shows her emotion on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 800m Freestyle on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 7 - Swimming
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Bronze medallist Rebecca Adlington shows her emotion on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 800m Freestyle on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Britain's Corinna Lawrence participates in a women's individual epee fencing round of 64 against Chile's Caterin Bravo Aranguiz at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Romania's gymnast Diana Maria Chelaru eyes the bar during her performance on the uneven bars at Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Diana Maria Chelaru
Romania's gymnast Diana Maria Chelaru eyes the bar during her performance on the uneven bars at Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Jonathan Erdmann of Germany defends at the net during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 8 - Beach Volleyball
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Jonathan Erdmann of Germany defends at the net during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Bronze medallist Rebecca Adlington shows her emotion on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 800m Freestyle on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 7 - Swimming
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Bronze medallist Rebecca Adlington shows her emotion on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 800m Freestyle on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Britain's Corinna Lawrence participates in a women's individual epee fencing round of 64 against Chile's Caterin Bravo Aranguiz at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Romania's gymnast Diana Maria Chelaru eyes the bar during her performance on the uneven bars at Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Diana Maria Chelaru
Romania's gymnast Diana Maria Chelaru eyes the bar during her performance on the uneven bars at Artistic Gymnastics women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Jonathan Erdmann of Germany defends at the net during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 8 - Beach Volleyball
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Jonathan Erdmann of Germany defends at the net during the Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between Brazil and Germany on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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