The Olympics kicked off this week with a memorable Opening Ceremony and a slew of events, including the women’s artistic gymnastics final, where the US won gold for the first time since 1996.
Gold medalist Kristin Armstrong of the US celebrates with her 22-month-old son on the podium during the victory ceremony of the women's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Festivalgoers watch The Vaccines perform at the Splendour in the Grass music festival in Woodford, Australia.
The Olympic rings are assembled above the Olympic Stadium in a scene depicting the Industrial Revolution during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics.
John Orozco of the US competes on the rings during the men's individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena at the London Olympics.
Tens of thousands of Haredi Jews attend Siyum HaShas, a celebration at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem that marks the completion of a 7-and-a-half-year daily study cycle in which each of the 2,711 pages of the Talmud are studied in sequence, 1 day at a time.
A man in traditional Bavarian clothes hikes during the annual alpine pasture inspection near the Koenigsalm in southern Germany.
US Olympians Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney celebrate during the artistic gymnastics women's team final at North Greenwich Arena.
Killer whales spray water as they perform at the Marineland Aquatic Park in Antibes, France.
Gustavo Lima of Portugal competes in the Olympic men's laser sailing competition in Dorset, England.
The band Gloriana performs onstage at Pepsi/Billboard's Summer Beats concert at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville.
Russia's Magomed Omarov fights against Dominic Breazeale of the US in the men's super heavy boxing match during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sheng Lei of China competes against Andrea Baldini of Italy in the men's foil individual semifinal at ExCeL during the London Olympic Games.
Michael Ryan of Ireland riding Ballylynch Adventure jumps through "The Moon" obstacle in the Olympic cross-country equestrian competition at Greenwich Park in London.
The faithful pray on the path to the Hassan II Mosque -- the 7th-largest mosque in the world -- as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Casablanca, Morocco.
The Getty Images Gallery presents an exhibition of Olympic photography at the Westfield Stratford shopping mall, adjacent to Olympic Park in London.