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IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin

The 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin saw 2500 athletes from 213 countries compete in 47 events. The event drew top athletes from all participating countries including top stars like Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic. They did not disappoint the expected 500,000 spectators, with Bolt setting new world records in both the 100m and 200m. ( 36 photos total)

Official photo shows Kerron Clement of the US as he crosses the finish line to win the men's 400m hurdles final during the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 18. (REUTERS/Seiko/Handout)

A German flag flutters in Olympic Stadium on the first evening session August 15. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer) #

An athlete competes in the men's long jump final during day eight August 22. (Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) #

Louise Hazel of Britain competes in the long jump during the women's heptathlon August 16. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) #

Trey Hardee of the US competes in the pole vault in the men's decathlon August 20. (REUTERS/Phil Noble) #

Germany's Ariane Friedrich celebrates after taking third place in the women's high jump final August 20. (MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images) #

South Africa's Willem Coertzen flies through the air after his pole snapped during an attempt at the decathlon pole vault August 20. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) #

Naide Gomes of Portugal competes in the women's long jump final August 23. (REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski) #

Sweden's Linus Thornblad competes in the men's high jump qualifying event August 19. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images) #

Can you tell which photographer (right) made the picture of Melaine Walker of Jamaica (left) as she poses next to a hurdle after winning the women's 400m hurdles August 20? (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) (REUTERS/Max Rossi) #

Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the men's 200m final without anyone near him August 20. (HARALD LIBUDA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Athletes compete in the men's 4x400m relay final August 23. (ANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images) #

The US team celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's 4x400m relay final August 23. (Mark Dadswell/Bongarts/Getty Images) #

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis celebrates after winning the women's heptathlon August 16. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) #

Switzerland's Linda Zublin celebrates during the javelin throw qualifying event August 16. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Verena Sailer (bottom) of Germany celebrates with teammate Cathleen Tschirch after they placed third in the women's 4x100m relay final August 22. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder) #

Jamaica's Shelley-Ann Fraser celebrates after winning the gold medal in the final of the women's 100m August 17. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) #

Jamaicans Brigitte Foster-Hylton (right) and Delloreen Ennis-London celebrate winning the gold and bronze medals respectively in the women's 100m hurdles final August 19. (Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) #

Yusuf Saad Kamel of Bahrain kisses his running shoe after winning the men's 1500m final August 19. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder) #

Usain Bolt of Jamaica embraces mascot 'Berlino' after winning the men's 100m final and setting a new world record of 9.58 seconds August 16, 2009. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay) #

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning his men's 200m semi-final heat August 19. (THOMAS LOHNES/AFP/Getty Images) #

It's all in the tongue as demonstrated by (clockwise from top left) American sprinter LaShawn Merritt, pole vaulter Ariane Friedrich of Germany, sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica, and javelin thrower Qin Qiang of China. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images) (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard) (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) #

Bahrain's Rakia Al-Gassra reacts after her women's 200m round 1 heat August 19. (MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images) #

American Trey Hardee throws the Javelin during the men's decathlon August 20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) #

Nadine Kleinert of Germany competes in the women's shot put final August 16. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) #

American Reese Hoffa competes in the men's shot put final August 15. (Michael Steele/Getty Images) #

Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic pours water on his head after running in his men's 400m hurdles semi-final round heat August 16. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder) #

Horacio Nava from Mexico competes at the men's 50km race walk August 21. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) #

Sangay Wangchuk of Bhutan runs the marathon August 22. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) #

Athletes compete in the women's 3000m steeplechase round 1 race August 15. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Athletes are reflected in a puddle of water as they compete in the women's 20km walk August 16. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch) #

Athletes pass by Berlin Cathedral as they run in the women's marathon August 23. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch) #

Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei of Kenya falls during the women's 800m first heat event August 16. (REUTERS/Max Rossi) #

South Africa's Simon Magakwe reacts after competing in his men's 100m 2nd round heat August 15. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) #

Germany's Robert Harting celebrates winning the men's discus throw final August 19. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images) #

A remote control car used to collect the men's hammer returns August 15. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) #



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It was a fascinating week-plus of T&F events. Who needs soap operas, man, when you have real-life human drama of athletic competition? Thanks for sharing these images.

Posted by sc August 27, 09 02:46 PM
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#10 - the one on the far right (as we view it)

Posted by Richard August 27, 09 05:21 PM
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Number 10, the last at the right side (in front of her)

Posted by Ja Pe August 27, 09 05:26 PM
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OH MAN!! Thanks i have been looking forward to this 1!!

Posted by tim August 28, 09 07:39 AM
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Great pictures. Thanks,

Posted by Frank August 28, 09 12:53 PM
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# 10 Far left as I view the pic.

Posted by Al Over August 29, 09 08:25 AM
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I was not aware of this sports section a la Big Picture. Subscribing right now.

Excellent pictures.

Posted by Jorge August 29, 09 03:21 PM
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another vote for Canon shooter to our far right in #10.

Posted by Chris August 29, 09 05:40 PM
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Thnks...cause I can see with free this all phto.....Amasing to see all this photo...very dramatic...monumental...nice...clear...real..
Bravo Sir....

Posted by fritz October 20, 10 01:22 AM
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