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Beijing Games: picture of the day

August 11, 2008

Michael Phelps

Gary Hershorn writes: With Michael Phelps being arguably the biggest story of the Olympics his celebration jumped off the screen after the U.S won an amazingly close race by a fraction of a second over France.

The US had been losing throughout but pulled off victory in the last inch of the race. Phelps’s bid for eight gold medals was saved and his celebration looked completely real.

PHOTO: Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale celebrate after the U.S. won the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 11, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

Gary Hershorn is news Editor, Reuters Pictures, America. For a selection of other great Reuters pix from the Games click here. For the previous day’s chosen picture click here.

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Take THAT frenchies!

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