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The Olympics in pictures - 48 hours of action

The best of the last two days of the Olympics as edited by our NS photography Editor.

Boyanka Kostova of Azerbaijan competes in the Women's 58kg Weightlifting at ExCeL.

Britta Heidemann of Germany and A Lam Shin of Korea compete in the Women's Epee Individual Fencing Semifinals.

Yibing Chen of China competes in the rings in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team final at North Greenwich Arena.

Tamsin Hinchley of Australia dives for a shot during the Women's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match between Australia and Austria at Horse Guards Parade.

The South Africa defense protest to the referee during the Women's Hockey Match between South Africa and New Zealand at the Hockey Centre.

Yuki Ota of Japan celebrates after beating Benjamin Kleibrink of Germany during the round of 32 Men's Foil Individual at ExCeL.

Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl (R) of Denmark celebrate during their Women's Doubles Badminton match against Yunlei Zhao and Qing Tian of China at Wembley Arena.

Yujie Sun (L) of China celebrates after a point against Rossella Fiamingo (R) of Italy during the quarterfinals of the Women's Epee Individual Fencing at ExCeL.

Tom Daley (R) and Peter Waterfield of Great Britain compete in the Men's Synchronised 10m Platform Diving at the Aquatics Centre.

Gabrielle Douglas of the United States of America competes on the uneven bars in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team final at the North Greenwich Arena.


Rebecca McClelland is photography editor of the New Statesman