09 August 2012 13:32
Olympics 2012: The view from above

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball (© REUTERS / Sergio Perez)
  • Men's Basketball (© REUTERS / Sergio Perez)
  • Men's Welterweight (69Kg) Boxing (© REUTERS / Murad Sezer)
  • Men's Canoe Double (C2) (© REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson)
  • Men's 56kg eightlifting (© REUTERS / Dominic Ebenbichler)
  • Men's Individual Sabre (© REUTERS / Fabrizio Bensch)
  • Men's 4x100m relay final (© REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski)
  • Men's 62Kg Weightlifting (© REUTERS / Dominic Ebenbichler)
  • Men's Light Heavyweight (81Kg) Boxing (© REUTERS / Murad Sezer)
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Cameras employed above the action gives access to some of the most intense and emotional images of the Olympics; stills that would simply go unnoticed from your average perspective. Here's a selection of the best aerial shots from the 2012 Games.

Some of the best images come from the basketball competition, such as this one, which sees players from both Russia and the U.S. fix their eyes firmly on the ball following Andrei Kirilenko's effort.