24 / 53

Olympics Day 16 - Rhythmic Gymnastics

BEIJING - AUGUST 24: The Bulgarian team perform in the 3 Hoops and 2 Clubs rotation in the Group All-Around Final held at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium during Day 16 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Rhythmic gymnasts' crazy contortions

While few outside the competition venue actually know what these girls are doing with ribbons, hoops and balls, rhythmic gymnastics does make for compelling photography. Check out these shots from London qualifying and past Olympics. -- Jason Owens