Not all the sports were in London this week, with friendly competitions everywhere from Minsk to New York City to Mexico City. See what else happened this week around the world.
The Olympic spirit is alive and well at Horse Guards Parade where men in Union Jack bodysuits pose with a beach volleyball spectator.
During a world-record attempt on the Aare River between the villages of Kiesen and Bern in Switzerland, 1,500 participants attempt to row together in rubber dinghies across a distance of 9.9 miles.
Pope Benedict XVI attends a concert by the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo in Italy.
New York Mets mascot "Mr. Met" unveils the 2013 All-Star Game logo, which was newly mounted in the outfield stands at Citi Field stadium in New York.
A couple kisses on national "kiss-in" day at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Hollywood, CA. The nationwide event was held by gay rights activists to protest the fast-food chain president's opposition to gay marriage.
Morgan Uceny of the US and Ekaterina Kostetskaya of Russia lead the pack in the women's 1500-meter semifinals of at the London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
A performer walks down a staircase at Scotland’s 65th annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world.
The boats of the Canal Parade pass through the canals of Amsterdam as the highlight of the city’s annual gay pride parade.
With Greece in economic crisis, more people are taking to cycling for their commute, as can be seen in this weekly massive cycle ride in front of parliament and around the suburbs of Athens.
Sonja Basic of Croatia shoots while defended by Begona Fernandez Molinos of Spain during the women's quarterfinal match in handball during the London Olympic Games at the Copper Box arena.
A man takes a shower during a recreational sporting competition near the village of Pleshchenitsy, 44 miles northeast of Minsk, Belarus. An estimated 200 participants from neighboring countries took part in the weekend event, which featured biking and water-sporting activities.
A group of dancers from the Peca Brazil Arts Company entertain the crowds on the grounds of Westminster Abbey in London.
A man dressed as a zombie takes part in the "Run for Your Lives" 4K obstacle course race in El Ajusco, on the southern outskirts of Mexico City.
Ashley Dunn bowls in the 2012 Teen Masters Bowling Championship in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The championship is only the second time in history that Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall has hosted a bowling alley event.
South Africa's Willem Coertzen competes in the men's decathlon long-jump event at the London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
Brian Fallon and Alex Levine of Gaslight Anthem perform during Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago.
Darren Egan riding Attraction Ticket wins the Ladies’ Day race at Kempton racetrack in Sunbury, England. Ladies’ Day is a stylish annual event giving racegoers the opportunity to dress to impress.
Guests talk as Queen Elizabeth II hosts a Garden Party at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, officially ending her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.