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

In this photo provided by LOCOG, Amelia Hempleman-Adams poses with the Olympic Flame on top of a London Eye pod on the Torch Relay leg through London, Sunday July 22, 2012. Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday July 27. (AP Photo/LOCOG, Lewis Whyld)
In this photo provided by LOCOG, Amelia Hempleman-Adams poses with the Olympic Flame on top of a London Eye pod on the Torch Relay leg through London, Sunday July 22, 2012. Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday July 27. (AP Photo/LOCOG, Lewis Whyld)
In this photo provided by LOCOG, Amelia Hempleman-Adams poses with the Olympic Flame on top of a London Eye pod on the Torch Relay leg through London, Sunday July 22, 2012. Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday July 27. (AP Photo/LOCOG, Lewis Whyld)
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)
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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)
U.S. men's national basketball team forward LeBron James pauses during a media availability before a practice, Sunday, July 15, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
LeBron James
U.S. men's national basketball team forward LeBron James pauses during a media availability before a practice, Sunday, July 15, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Dancers perform on the London Eye in London as part of London 2012 Olympic Festival, Sunday, July 15, 2012. The performances "Surprises : Streb" choreographed by New Yorker Elizabeth Streb take place on various London's landmarks. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
London Eye
Dancers perform on the London Eye in London as part of London 2012 Olympic Festival, Sunday, July 15, 2012. The performances "Surprises : Streb" choreographed by New Yorker Elizabeth Streb take place on various London's landmarks. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
A couple watches the sunset behind the Tower Bridge with the Olympic rings hanging from it Sunday, July 15, 2012, as London prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Olympic Rings
A couple watches the sunset behind the Tower Bridge with the Olympic rings hanging from it Sunday, July 15, 2012, as London prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Pedestrians walk in the rain past the Tower Bridge displaying the Olympic rings Saturday, July 14, 2012 as London prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Olympic Rings
Pedestrians walk in the rain past the Tower Bridge displaying the Olympic rings Saturday, July 14, 2012 as London prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
This image made available by LOCOG shows US Olympian sprinter torchbearer 001 Michael Johnson holding the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge, England, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Johnson, who won four Olympic gold medals and eight world championship gold medals, currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400m and 4 x 400 meters relay. The Olympic Torch is being carried around England in a relay of Torchbearers to make its way to the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson, LOCOG)
Torch Relay
This image made available by LOCOG shows US Olympian sprinter torchbearer 001 Michael Johnson holding the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge, England, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Johnson, who won four Olympic gold medals and eight world championship gold medals, currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400m and 4 x 400 meters relay. The Olympic Torch is being carried around England in a relay of Torchbearers to make its way to the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson, LOCOG)
U.S. Olympian sprinter Michael Johnson runs holding the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge, England, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Johnson, who won four Olympic gold medals and eight world championship gold medals, currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 meters and 4 x 400 meters relay. The Olympic Torch is being carried around England in a relay of torchbearers to make its way to the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Michael Johnson
U.S. Olympian sprinter Michael Johnson runs holding the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge, England, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Johnson, who won four Olympic gold medals and eight world championship gold medals, currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 meters and 4 x 400 meters relay. The Olympic Torch is being carried around England in a relay of torchbearers to make its way to the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Japan's Homare Sawa, second from right, celebrates after scoring their side's goal with teammates, Saki Kumagai (4), Nahomi Kawasumi (9) and Yuki Ogimi, left, against Australia during their friendly women's soccer match in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Homare Sawa, Saki Kumagai, Nahomi Kawasumi, Yuki Ogimi
Japan's Homare Sawa, second from right, celebrates after scoring their side's goal with teammates, Saki Kumagai (4), Nahomi Kawasumi (9) and Yuki Ogimi, left, against Australia during their friendly women's soccer match in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Brazil's Neymar, left, jokes with teammate Alex Sandro during a training session in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Neymar
Brazil's Neymar, left, jokes with teammate Alex Sandro during a training session in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
This image made available by LOCOG shows Queen Elizabeth II, center, and the Duke of Edinburgh, obscured, and Olympic chairman Sebastian Coe right, watch as Torchbearer 073 Gina Macgregor, left, holds the Olympic flame outside Windsor Castle, Windsor, England Tuesday July 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Radburn/LOCOG)
This image made available by LOCOG shows Queen Elizabeth II, center, and the Duke of Edinburgh, obscured, and Olympic chairman Sebastian Coe right, watch as Torchbearer 073 Gina Macgregor, left, holds the Olympic flame outside Windsor Castle, Windsor, England Tuesday July 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Radburn/LOCOG)
This image made available by LOCOG shows Queen Elizabeth II, center, and the Duke of Edinburgh, obscured, and Olympic chairman Sebastian Coe right, watch as Torchbearer 073 Gina Macgregor, left, holds the Olympic flame outside Windsor Castle, Windsor, England Tuesday July 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Radburn/LOCOG)
Kid nabs Olympic torch during relay
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain hits a forehand shot during his Gentlemen's Singles semi final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Eleven
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain hits a forehand shot during his Gentlemen's Singles semi final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
In this multiple exposure frame, Brittney Reese competes in the women's long jump final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Brittney Reese
In this multiple exposure frame, Brittney Reese competes in the women's long jump final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Sprinter Yohan Blake gestures to the crowd after winning the 200m final at Jamaica's Olympic trials in Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday, July 1, 2012. Blake edged world-record holder Usain Bolt by 0.03 finishing in 19.80 seconds. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Yohan Blake
Sprinter Yohan Blake gestures to the crowd after winning the 200m final at Jamaica's Olympic trials in Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday, July 1, 2012. Blake edged world-record holder Usain Bolt by 0.03 finishing in 19.80 seconds. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)
SAN JOSE, CA - JULY 01: Alicia Sacramone competes on the beam during day 4 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials at HP Pavilion on July 1, 2012 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials - Day 4
SAN JOSE, CA - JULY 01: Alicia Sacramone competes on the beam during day 4 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials at HP Pavilion on July 1, 2012 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - JULY 01: (EDITORS NOTE: Multiple exposures were combined in camera to produce this image.) McKayla Maroney practices on the beam before the start of competition on day 4 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials at HP Pavilion on July 1, 2012 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials - Day 4
SAN JOSE, CA - JULY 01: (EDITORS NOTE: Multiple exposures were combined in camera to produce this image.) McKayla Maroney practices on the beam before the start of competition on day 4 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials at HP Pavilion on July 1, 2012 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - JUNE 30: Ryan Lochte competes in the first semifinal heat of the Men's 100 m Butterfly during Day Six of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 30, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials - Day 6
OMAHA, NE - JUNE 30: Ryan Lochte competes in the first semifinal heat of the Men's 100 m Butterfly during Day Six of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 30, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Michael Phelps swims to victory in the men's 200-meter butterfly final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps swims to victory in the men's 200-meter butterfly final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Giant Olympic rings are installed under the walkways of Tower Bridge on June 18, 2012 in London, England. The rings measuring 25 metres by 11 metres will be lowered into view later this month ahead of the London 2012 Olympic games. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
The Olympic Rings Are Installed At Tower Bridge
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Giant Olympic rings are installed under the walkways of Tower Bridge on June 18, 2012 in London, England. The rings measuring 25 metres by 11 metres will be lowered into view later this month ahead of the London 2012 Olympic games. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OR - JUNE 22: A starter fires a gun during Day One of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 22, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials - Day 1
EUGENE, OR - JUNE 22: A starter fires a gun during Day One of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 22, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OR - JUNE 23: Ashton Eaton reacts after breaking the world record in the men's decathlon after competing in the 1500 meter run portion during Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 23, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials - Day 2
EUGENE, OR - JUNE 23: Ashton Eaton reacts after breaking the world record in the men's decathlon after competing in the 1500 meter run portion during Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 23, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - JUNE 28: Brendan Hansen competes in preliminary heat 13 of the Men's 200 m Breaststroke during Day Four of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 28, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials - Day 4
OMAHA, NE - JUNE 28: Brendan Hansen competes in preliminary heat 13 of the Men's 200 m Breaststroke during Day Four of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 28, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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