No "frangers", no "frozen" at somber athletes' camp (from Reuters). The surprisingly mild life in Olympic Village. Unlike 2004, when it was apparently a hedonistic frenzy.
Mystery torch guard becomes Chinese sex symbol (from Reuters). A torch guard has become an object of adoration. This time it's the guards that are getting all the action.
The Official Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (from the official site). Very, very cute. Where the set of plush dolls for us to collect?
Water Cube: A blue Olympic wonder (from the official site). This stadium and the "Bird's Nest" stadium are both just beautiful.