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Beijing Games: picture of the day

August 14, 2008

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Gary Hershorn writes: Photographers at the Olympics are always waiting for the cliché medals ceremony images, those being a bite or kiss of the medal.

As corny as they may be, once in awhile the framing all comes together and actually produces a nice photo that newspapers love to publish. Alain Bernard kissing his gold medal after winning the men’s 100 meters freestyle final was one such photo.

Alain Bernard of France kisses his gold medal for the men’s 100m freestyle swimming final during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Aquatics Centre, August 14, 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 (and if you’ve got a strong stomach, go here).

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