Photo of the day: Closing Ceremony in Victoria Park

Thousands gathered for the live screening of the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Sunday in Victoria Park, London. Fans watched the performance on huge screens, danced to live music and rode the ferris wheel as London 2012 went out with a bang.

View our full gallery from the Closing Ceremony celebration here. 

Photo by Valerie Carnevale.

Photo Gallery: Closing Ceremony

Thousands of people gathered in Victoria Park Sunday night to watch the closing ceremony. The park hosted the largest free viewing of the event. In addition to three large screens to watch the ceremony, there was a ferris wheel, zip lines, dance performances and live musical acts.

Read our story from Victoria Park here. 

Photos by Valerie Carnevale.

BSU at the Games at the gold medal women’s soccer match

A big group from the BSU at the Games team abandoned being journalists for a night in favor of being spectators. They headed to Wembley Stadium, decked out in patriotic gear, to cheer on the women’s soccer team as they competed for a gold medal against Japan. It was a World Cup rematch, and everyone was excited to see Team USA bring home the Olympic gold.

Photo Gallery: Olympic Pin Trading

Trading pins has become a popular activity during the Olympic Games. Traders flocked to London from near and far, eager to share their collections of pins and expand their own. For some, it is their first time participating in pin-trading. Others have been doing it for twenty years. Traders can be found outside Olympic Park, throughout Westfield Shopping Centre and near other major tourist areas. Check out our story on Olympic pin trading.

Photos by Valerie Carnevale.

Photo of the day: London Borough Market

The London Borough market serves fresh international cuisine every day during the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is a must-see for visitors. See our full gallery of the market here.

Photo by Valerie Carnevale.

Photo Gallery: Borough Market

The London Borough Market is a must-see for city visitors. Just outside the London Bridge tube station, this international food market is open every day during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Read our feature story on the Borough Market here.

Photos by Valerie Carnevale.

Photo of the day: Team Poland super fan

A polish fan sits at Piccadilly Circus with a group of friends. Though they were not able to see any events, they were still enjoying London and showing their support.

Photo by Corey Ohlenkamp.

Photo of the day: Women’s triathlon

Erin Densham, Nicola Spirig, Lisa Nordem and Helen Jenkins race to the finish of the women’s triathlon Saturday. Nicola Spirig (second from right) pulled ahead to win the gold.

Photo by Emily Theis.

Photo Gallery: Errol Spence, Jr.

In one of the biggest scoring controversies of the Games so far, Team USA boxer Errol Spence, Jr. was awarded a victory Friday night in his fight against Indian boxer Krishan Vikas after the jury reversed the original ruling that Vikas had won. Of 9 boxers competing for Team USA, Spence is the only one remaining in the running for a medal. He will compete again on Tuesday.

Photos by Valerie Carnevale.

Photo Gallery: Street Performers

Although street performing is technically illegal in London except in Covent Garden, performers can be found all over the city. Entertaining passersby on busy street corners, in open-air markets and in almost every Underground station, street performers are part of the pulsing energy of England’s capital city.

Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.