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The best photos from day 8 at the Olympics

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China's Sun Yang compete in the men's 1500m freestyle.

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Oleksandr Gvozdyk of Ukraine, left, and Osmar Bravo Amador of Nicaragua, fight during the men's light heavyweight boxing competition.

Ng Han Guan/AP

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Paul McCartney, center, celebrates Britain's gold medal wins alongside his daughter Stella, center left, and wife Nancy Shevell, center right.

Matt Dunham/AP

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The Olympic dream of South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius became a reality on Saturday when he ran in a round 1 heat in the Men’s 400 metres at the Olympic Stadium in London.

DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Pistorius walks off the track with his fellow athletes after the race.

David J. Phillip/The Associated Press

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United States goalkeeper Amy Swensen tries to save the ball from an attempt by New Zealand during the women's hockey preliminary match.

AP/Bullit Marquez

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Canadian fans cheer on Ryan Cochrane in the men's1500m freestyle at the 2012 Sumer Olympics in London, England.

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Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan, centre, reacts to her result with teammate Karen Cockburn, right and coach David Ross during trampoline competition.

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Rosie MacLennan, centre, won Canada's first gold medal of the 2012 summer Games.

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