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Your Olympics photos - part one

Karen Griffiths outside the Olympic Village

Karen Griffiths provided this picture of her and a friend outside the entrance to the Olympic Village

A heavy downpour soaks a nattily dressed Nick Heathcote

Beijing's tempestuous weather is captured in this dramatic photo of a huge downpour soaking a nattily dressed Nick Heathcote

Frances Chen sent us this photo of her attending the Olympics boxing

Frances Chen sent us this photo of her enjoying the Olympics boxing bouts at the Workers' Gymnasium

Sent in by lee_on_the_road

Two friendly security guards at the Games on their way home sent in to the BBC Olympics flickr account by lee_on_the_road

Photo taken by Barney Wainwright

David Florence celebrates his silver medal with coach Mark Delaney, sent in by Mark's wife, Mandy, of the British Canoe Union

Karen Miller snaps the fans in Tianjin

Karen Miller snaps the local fans enjoying the women's football first round matches in Tianjin as China beat Sweden

Karen Griffiths in Tianjin

Karen Griffiths also makes it to Tianjin for the women's football where she proudly displays her ticket prior to entry

Tam Nguyen sent us pictures of his eggshell caricatures

Tam Nguyen, Vietnam, has made over 150 caricatures of the Olympic animal mascots from eggshells, TV antennae, and peanut covers

Kris Krug captures the exciteable atmosphere at Ditan Park in the north of Beijing

Kris Krug captures the exciteable atmosphere at Ditan Park in the north of Beijing while fans watch the ceremony on big screens

Rita Kong sent in a picture of her son Leon in Beijing

Rita Kong sent in a picture of her son Leon near the Bird's Nest stadium with only a few hours to go before the opening ceremony

Kris was on hand to snap a Chinese fan having her face painted

Kris was on hand to snap a Chinese fan having some intricate symbols painted on her face at Ditan Park

YY Wong's picture of the countdown clock in Hong Kong

In Hong Koing, YY Wong kept a close eye on the countdown clock with under an hour until the start of the opening ceremony

Irena Pejovic was lucky enough to attend the thrilling opening ceremony

Irena Pejovic was lucky enough to attend the thrilling opening ceremony and sent a photo of her holding up her Macedonia flag

LooLoo's picture of public silhouetted against a Beijing 2008 Olympic sign

LooLoo provided us with this photo and says that the flags, posters and decorations around Beijing create a great atmopshere

LooLoo also took a colourful picture of the fireworks display that lit up the night sky around Tiananmen Square

LooLoo also took a colourful picture of the fireworks lighting up the night sky around Tiananmen Square following the opening ceremony

Qiyuan Li celebrates outside the Olympic Stadium

Qiyuan Li celebrates outside the Olympic Stadium with the 2008 Games under way and the flame burning bright

The days's events appear to have taken their toll on these fans on the Beijing subway

One hour after the ceremony and the day's events appear to have taken their toll on these fans LooLoo spotted on the Beijing subway

Frances Chen dons some fetching headwear as she makes friends with Olympic mascot Nini

Frances Chen dons some fetching headwear as she makes friends with Olympic mascot Nini in the centre of Beijing

Lee on the road sent us this photo of hundreds of brightly attired school children

Lee sent us this photo of brightly attired school children using flags and tubes to encourage China's rowers at the Shunyi Rowing Club

Great Britain rowing fans lend their support to Alan Campbell

The next shot Lee provided on Flickr shows the British enclave at the rowing heats cheering on Alan Campbell in the men's single sculls




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see also
Your Olympics photos - part two
19 Aug 08 |  Olympics
We want your Olympics photos
06 Aug 08 |  Olympics


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