Images: Olympic Preparations

 
Posted7/17/2012 5:06 PM
Flag raisers from the British Army raise a British Virgin Islands flag during the Olympic Team Welcome Ceremony at the Olympic Village for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in London. Opening Ceremonies for the London Olympics will be held Friday July 27, 2012.
Flag raisers from the British Army raise a British Virgin Islands flag during the Olympic Team Welcome Ceremony at the Olympic Village for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in London. Opening Ceremonies for the London Olympics will be held Friday July 27, 2012.
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British police officers help Brazil's Neymar, blue cap, as he makes his way through the crowds and media photographers at Heathrow Airport in London, Tuesday July 17, 2012. Sporting competitors from the world's nations are arriving in London, during preparations for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games.
British police officers help Brazil's Neymar, blue cap, as he makes his way through the crowds and media photographers at Heathrow Airport in London, Tuesday July 17, 2012. Sporting competitors from the world's nations are arriving in London, during preparations for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games.
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A member of the Chinese Olympic team is met by Met Police Search dog Cleo at Heathrow Airport, London Tuesday July 17, 2012. Opening Ceremonies for the London Olympics will be held Friday July 27, 2012.
A member of the Chinese Olympic team is met by Met Police Search dog Cleo at Heathrow Airport, London Tuesday July 17, 2012. Opening Ceremonies for the London Olympics will be held Friday July 27, 2012.
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Workers install fabric panels around the Olympic Stadium exterior at the Olympic Park, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in London. Opening Ceremonies for the London Olympics will be held Friday July 27, 2012.
Workers install fabric panels around the Olympic Stadium exterior at the Olympic Park, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in London. Opening Ceremonies for the London Olympics will be held Friday July 27, 2012.
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Workers mow the lawn near the Velodrome at the Olympic Park, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in London. Opening Ceremonies for the London Olympics will be held Friday July 27, 2012.
Workers mow the lawn near the Velodrome at the Olympic Park, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in London. Opening Ceremonies for the London Olympics will be held Friday July 27, 2012.
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Members of National Youth Theatre perform during the Olympic Team Welcome Ceremony at the Olympic Village for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in London.
Members of National Youth Theatre perform during the Olympic Team Welcome Ceremony at the Olympic Village for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in London.
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A man poses for a snapshot beside a statue of Mandeville, the Paralympic mascot, on the south bank of the River Thames as the "Big Ben" clock tower can be seen in the background in London, Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
A man poses for a snapshot beside a statue of Mandeville, the Paralympic mascot, on the south bank of the River Thames as the "Big Ben" clock tower can be seen in the background in London, Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
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Children play with a statue of Wenlock, the Olympic mascot, on the south bank of the River Thames as the the "Big Ben" clock tower can be seed in the background at left in London, Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
Children play with a statue of Wenlock, the Olympic mascot, on the south bank of the River Thames as the the "Big Ben" clock tower can be seed in the background at left in London, Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
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London taxi drivers park their cabs on Parliament Square, outside the houses of Parliament as they take part in a protest in reaction to not being allowed to use the Olympic driving lanes in London, Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
London taxi drivers park their cabs on Parliament Square, outside the houses of Parliament as they take part in a protest in reaction to not being allowed to use the Olympic driving lanes in London, Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
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China's former Olympic volleyball players Zhao Ruirui, left, and Yang Hao, right, are introduced by an unidentified host during a publicity event to show support for Chinese athletes ahead of the London Olympic Games in Beijing, Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
China's former Olympic volleyball players Zhao Ruirui, left, and Yang Hao, right, are introduced by an unidentified host during a publicity event to show support for Chinese athletes ahead of the London Olympic Games in Beijing, Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
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A woman takes a photo of the Olympic Rings hanging in an arrival terminal at Heathrow Airport, Tuesday, July 17, 2012 as London prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
A woman takes a photo of the Olympic Rings hanging in an arrival terminal at Heathrow Airport, Tuesday, July 17, 2012 as London prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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