Olympics 2012: The eyes of the athletes

As the English poet George Herbert said, "the eyes have one language everywhere." [18 photos total]

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Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa looks to take a shot against Poland's Qian Li during the fourth round of a women's table tennis match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP / Sergei Grits) #
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Croatia's Cornelia Molnar keeps her eyes on the ball as she takes a shot against USA's Lily Zhang during a table tennis preliminary round match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP / Sergei Grits) #
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China's Jiao Liuyang competes to win gold in the women's 200-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP / Michael Sohn) #
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Italy's Federica Pellegrini looks to the scoreboard after the women's 200-meter freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP / Michael Sohn) #
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Bronze medalist Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya starts the women's individual time trial cycling event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. She won the bronze medal. (AP / Matt Rourke) #
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India's Gagan Narang shoots during qualifiers for the men's 10-meter air rifle event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP / Rebecca Blackwell) #
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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 / Julie Jacobson) #
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Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina performs on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP / Gregory Bull) #
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U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the uneven bars during the Artistic Gymnastics women's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP / Gregory Bull) #
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Mexican gymnast Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP / Gregory Bull) #
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Brazilian gymnast Daniele Matias Hypolito, wearing eye makeup in the colors of the national flag, waits to perform during the artistic gymnastics women's qualifications at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP / Matt Dunham) #
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France's Etienne Daille eyes the gate as he competes in the men's K-1 kayak slalom heats at the Lee Valley White Water Center ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP / Victor R. Caivano) #
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Japan's Ren Hayakawa shoots during an elimination round of the individual archery competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez) #
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Taiwan's Lin Chia-en shoots during an elimination round of the individual archery competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez) #
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Croatia guard Andja Jelavic keeps her eyes on the ball during a basketball game against the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP / Charles Krupa) #
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France's Tony Parker has a bandage place on his nose during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game against Argentina at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP / Eric Gay) #
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Iran's Mehdi Toloutibandpi fights Spain's Jonathan Alonso Flete, in amen's light welter 64-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP / Ivan Sekretarev) #
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Great Britain's Freddie Evans is sprayed with water between rounds against Algeria's Ilyas Abbadi, during their men's welter 69-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP / Ivan Sekretarev) #

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