The Olympics in pictures - the spectators

The best of the day's images, as chosen by the NS's photography editor.

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The Duke of Wellington's statue at Wellington Arch wears a new hat designed by Flora McKean.

Franklin Roosevelt (L) and Winston Churchill's statues in Bond Street wear new hat designs by John Boyd and Herbert Johnson.

A performer wearing a plant pot on their head waves to rail passengers making their way through London Bridge Station.

Performers wearing bowler hats greet rail passengers at London Bridge.

Olympic fans arrive at Blackheath train station to make their way to the Greenwich Park Equestrian venue.

Relatives of Palestinian judo champion Maher Abu Rmilah, including his mother (holding the national flag), watch him compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games from Arab East Jerusalem.