Celebrations began this week as the world's best athletes descended upon London, but those weren’t the only festivities around the world. See what else happened this week in photos.
AC Milan's Mattia Valoti is challenged by Schalke 04's Alexander Baumjohann during their friendly soccer match in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Contestants compete in the Cloth Tote Sack Race during the second annual Hipster Olympics in Berlin. With events such as the Horn-Rimmed Glasses Throw, Skinny Jeans Tug-O-War and a Vinyl Record Spinning Contest, the Hipster Olympics both mocks and celebrates the subculture.
Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland plays a bunker shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the 141st British Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in England.
Members of Britain's beach volleyball Olympic team take part in a practice session at the Horse Guards Parade in London.
Designer Naila Chbib and models walk the runway at the Naila show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 at The Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach.
People take part in a free weekly yoga class on the front lawn of Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The class runs every Wednesday from May through September.
Ivan Garcia of Mexico practices during a training session at the main pool of the Aquatics Centre before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Clowns walk during the inauguration parade of the fourth annual Latin America Clown Congress in Guatemala City. Some 200 clowns from Latin America participated in the event.
Visitors pose with flags as the new Usain Bolt wax figure is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London.
A woman looks out over the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which is now in its 25th year, on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The international AIDS 2012 conference is currently being held in Washington.
The Italy Olympic team is welcomed ahead of the London Olympic Games at Olympic Village in London.
Wild ponies are herded into the Assateague Channel for their annual swim to Chincoteague Island in Virginia. Every year, the wild ponies are rounded up to be auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.
People cool off in the River Frome near Bath, England, at Britain's last remaining river swimming club.
Bradley Wiggins leads teammate Mark Cavendish around the Arc de Triomphe during the final stage of the 2012 Tour de France to become the first English rider to win the championship.
The Southwark Bridge and the Tower Bridge are illuminated as part of the Cultural Olympiad, a cultural celebration that’s been going on in London for the past 4 years leading up to the Olympics.
A member of Vienna’s beekeeper organization uses a smoker as he works with bees at Lobau recreation area. Urban beekeepers' associations are trying to encourage bees to make their homes in cities, as pesticides and crop monocultures make the countryside increasingly uninhabitable.
Former World Cup-winning footballer Gordon Banks carries the Olympic flame along Wembley Way at Wembley Stadium during day 68 of 70 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.