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Busy day at the Games as track and field events kick off

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An overview of spectators watching the women's heptathlon 100m hurdles heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 3, 2012, the first day of track and field events at the Games.

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Britain's Jessica Ennis (L) and Belgium's Sara Aerts compete in their women's heptathlon 100m hurdles heat. Ennis set a new British record by finishing the hurdles in 12.54 seconds.

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A long shot of the women’s heptathlon 100m hurdles.

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Ukraine's Natallia Dobrynska makes an attempt in the high jump of the women's heptathlon.

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Canada's Brianne Theisen competes in the women's heptathlon high jump Group A event. Theisen sits in 8th after the first day of qualifying.

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Jessica Ennis lands in the high jump portion of the women’s heptathlon qualifying.

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Britain's Jessica Ennis, a poster girl for the Games, smiles as she removes her top. Ennis is the current women’s heptathlon leader with 1195 points.

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Francena McCorory (L) of the U.S. and Britain's Christine Ohuruogu compete in the women's 400m round one heat. Both qualified for the second round.

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Sanya Richards-Ross (3rd from left) of the U.S. leads the field in her women's 400m heat. She went on to win her heat.

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DeeDee Trotter (left) of the U.S. and Jenna Martin of Canada run through the rain in their women's 400m heat. Both qualified for the next round of competition.

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Russia's Tatyana Lebedeva lands in the women's triple jump qualification. She barely missed the next round, finishing fourth in her group.

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Greece's Niki Panetta makes an attempt in the women's triple jump. She finished 10th in her round.

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Trinidad's Ayanna Alexander lands in her triple jump qualification round. She finished 7th.

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Hammers for competitors of Group A of the men's hammer throw qualifications are seen at Olympic Stadium.

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The tattooed and taped legs of Canada's James Steacy are pictured before the Group A men's Hammer Throw qualification at Olympic Stadium.

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James Steacy of Canada competes in the qualifying round of Hammer Throw competition. He scored a No Mark at the event.

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Belarus' Valery Sviatokha winds up during Group B of the men's hammer throw qualifications. He missed qualification for the second round, despite finishing 2nd in his heat.

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Canada's Dylan Armstrong narrowly qualified for the men's shot put finals.

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China's Jun Zhang competes during qualification round in the men’s shot put.

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Canada's Dylan Armstrong celebrates. He competes in the final tonight.

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