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Photos of the Day

In this handout image released by LOCOG on July 9, 2012, an aerial view of Olympic Rings cut into the grass of Richmond Park, London, England. The rings, which are approximately 300 metres wide and over 135 metres tall, are visible on the Heathrow flight path, ready to welcome athletes and visitors to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The five rings represent the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games. (Photo by David Poultney for LOCOG via Getty Images)

The week’s best Olympic photos

With less than a month before the Summer Games kick-off in London, Olympic fever is gripping the world. Here are some of the best photos from the week in Olympic news. -- By Armando Botello II