The Best of Beijing: Volume 1

Nick Friedell

Each night we'll highlight some of the best pictures of the day for your viewing pleasure ...

For our first edition we'll take a look back at some of the best images from the last few days.

Michael Phelps celebrates his first gold medal of the Beijing Games

(l to r) Sada Jacobson, Mariel Zagunis and Becca Ward all celebrate medal victories for the U.S.A. in fencing.

Martin Plavins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs of Latvia stun Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers of the U.S. in beach volleyball.

Glow in the dark dancers give the Opening Ceremony an extra boost.

Kobe Bryant and the Americans get ready to face China.

Alexander Artemev performs on the first day of the men's gymnastics competition.

The Olympic torch goes flying at the Opening Ceremony.

Photos via Getty Images