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401: The overall sports focus of the CNN website was on US athletes. Only other story was on a multinational Olympic scandal. The female American Gymnast takes pole position on the page and is supported by a host of swimmers. On the whole, the average picture framing is neutral, notably the main story is positive boosting the moral for those supporting the 'home team'.
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401d: This photo shows a member of the American men's swimming team. His body language indicates that he is celebrating a victory. The shaking fist makes this an iconic photo, symbolizing the American swimming team's immense success at the Olympics.
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401c: This photo shows badminton players in the Olympics. It is difficult to figure out what the story is by looking at the picture. From what we can see, the photo was taken during a badminton match. Both teams take up an equal amount of space in the photo. We can only tell that the players in yellow are from China and cannot clearly see the nationality of the players in purple.
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401b: This photo shows two members of the American men's swimming team. Both of the swimmers take up an equal amount of space in the photo, perhaps to emphasize that they are a team, and a strong one at that. The story corresponding to this photo was not the main focus of the web page. We know that these swimmers are American because of their fame and do not need a flag to identify them.
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Ryan Lochte (R) and Michael Phelps of the United States look on after they competed in the first semifinal heat of the Men's 200m Individual Medleyon Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 1, 2012 in London, England
Lochte, Phelps: 1, 2 In 200m IM Semis - Swimming Slideshows | NBC Olympics
Phelps vs. Lochte
401a: The focus of this photo is Team USA female gymnastics. The photo shows a finishing pose in her routine. She is smiling which indicates that this is a positive photo. It is a medium shot which brings more attention to her expression. There is a shallow aperture which also draws more attention to her face.
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Gabrielle Douglas of the United States reacts after she competes on the balance beam in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around final. Douglas won the final. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Stephen Colbert mocks Alisyn Camerota's comments regarding Gabby Douglas wearing a pink leotard, and she explains some of the reasoning behind the recent array of colors.
Gabrielle Douglas reacts after she competes on the balance beam in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England.
Congrats to Gabbie Douglas, US Womens Gymnast, for winning TWO gold medals. She took home the top prize at Thursday's women's all-around final competition, making the 16-year-old the first woman of color to earn such an honor.
Image: US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas smiles after competing in the balance beam in the women's gymnastics individual all-around competition on Thursday (© Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Gabby Douglas - U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics All-Around Gold Medal Winner
Gabrielle Douglas- All-Around gold medal Olympic Champion
Gabby! Olympic gymnastics all-around gold medalist!!
301: There is a 50/50 split between American and foreign-based stories on the front page. Interestingly, the main story is of a non-home athlete. The photos are all very neutral. The only photo which stands out is that of the Egyptian referee. Three of the photos are action shots and they are all taken during the athletes' performance. Two of the photos are full-body shots whereas Phelps' photo is a close-up of his face to help engage more with readers and Phelps' Olympic narrative.
Full Body Shots, 50 50 Split, Egyptian Referee, Foreign Based Stories, Help Engage, Action Shots, Olympic Narrative
301d: This photo features a female referee for beach volleyball. The issue is political and focuses on the referee rather than the athletes. The framing of the photo results in a positive reading. She is smiling and looks comfortable in the photo. She is sitting alone and is the primary focus of the photo. Her surroundings take her away from the game settings and brings her to a more conference-style environment, hinting to the more serious side of the story.
Serious Side, Conference Style Environment, Positive Reading, Photo Features, Beach Volleyball, Female Referee, Game Settings, Primary Focus
301c: This photo features a female rhythmic gymnast from Team USA. It is an action shot and an artistic photo intended to capture the beauty of the sport. The focus is on the athlete and not the audience in the background.
Photo Features, Photo Intended, Action Shots
301b: This photo is of American swimmer, Micheal Phelps during a competition. You can easily tell who he is and where he is from by looking at the side of the swim cap. He looks very powerful as if he is bursting out of the water. The water droplets around him emphasize his speed. It is surprising that an American news organization did not feature its country's star athlete as the primary photo on the site.
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301a: This photo features Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura competing. The photo is an action shot with a high shutter speed and low aperture. This makes the picture of the athlete look very clear and the crowd appear blurred. The athlete's nationality is clearly visible in the photo. The "London 2012" writing is prominently featured in the photo, almost as if it's an advertisement.
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201d: The picture captures the moment this athlete hits the ground during a tournament. By using a full body frame it highlights his complete breakdown, rather than an isolated aspect of his game. He hasn't quite hit the ground and so it is dynamic and engaging. His nationality is unclear based on the picture.
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201c: The focus of this picture is on Brazilian football player 'Neymar'. The background is blurred to emphasize this. Initially his the photo is ambiguous, he could be protesting about a bad call or celebrating with absolute arrogance. The latter is correct in this instance.
201b: In this picture there are two athletes and one coach. The picture is just a thumbnail and so facial details are difficult to identify. The mood of the picture is low. One athlete appears to be crying and is being comforted by his teammate. The athlete's nationality is not recognisable from the photograph
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201a: This photo features American swimmer Ryan Lochte after competing. His team mate his consoling him after an unsuccessful swim. The focus is on his face and the direction of his eyes leads the viewer to notice the hand reaching out to him.
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Swimming: Day 2 Finals - Swimming Slideshows | Phelps and Lochte react after the men's 4x100m freestyle relay final. (Photo: Leon Neal / Getty Images) #NBCOlympics
Swimming: Day 2 Finals - Swimming Slideshows | NBC Olympics
201: The main focus of the screen shot is the male American swimming team. Interestingly, no women are represented on this page. All of the shots show the faces and torsos of the athletes and all are taken during action. The majority of photographs use a shallow depth of field to draw a stronger focus towards the key athletes.
Depth Of Field, Key Athletes
101d: The camera angle uses the 'use of line' method to engage the audience with what might otherwise be a rather mundane photograph. The picture shows one of London's most recognised rail stations juxtaposed to the Horse Guards Parade sign which signifies its importance and prestige.
Picture, Parade Sign
101c: This is a picture of a coach consoling American gymnast Jordyn Wieber. Both the coach and the gymnast are equally featured in the photo. It captures an instant of raw emotion and has a shallow depth of field to draw more attention to the two women. No national identity is clearly depicted in the photo.
Picture, Depth Of Field, Coach Consoling, Photo
101b: This photo features American basketball player Lebron James. The photo is really small on the front page and is one of three supporting stories on the front page of the CNN website. The focus is on his face and this is emphasized by a shallow depth of field.
Face, Photo Features, Depth Of Field
101a: This picture shows an American gymnast competing. He is photographed at his strongest. The full focus is on his entire body and the country he is representing is clearly visible by the uniform. The news outlet has framed the photo to promote an athlete from its own country.
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John Orozco is ranked fourth in the world in the all-around men's gymnastics competition. He is 5'6". Mr. Orozco hails from the Bronx, New York City. He started gymnastics at age eight, when his father found a flyer for free gymnastics lessons at a Manhattan gym, which had a program for underprivileged children. He is featured in Gym Class Heroes' music video for "The Fighter". Mr. Orozco appeared in three episodes of "Law & Order" as a background actor.
John Orozco- 2012 Olympic Gymnast
john orozco this dude is amazing!
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Photo 23: July 29, 2012 Crippen never far fom Meyer's mind USA - Sport UNCLEAR 144X290
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2014 Sochi Winter Olympics - Medals, News and More
Photo 24: Jul 29, 2012 Pre games trnsformation of London 144X290
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Las redes sociales revolucionaron Londres 2012. #redessociales #socialmedia #sports #deportes #olimpicos #Londres2012 #blog
Tower Bridge, adorned with the Olympic rings, is seen late Wednesday, two days before the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Con los juegos olímpicos de Londres 2012, Inglaterra se vuelve una nación que atraerá fuertemente mucha inversión. En el siguiente enlace podrás conocer algunas cifras que te dejarán atónito. http://www.cnnexpansion.com/videos/2012/07/30/las-ganancias-en-londres
Los Juegos olímpicos de Londres 2012 rompen records en Internet.
tower bridge lit up at night with the olympic rings!!
Tower Bridge displaying the Olympic Rings
London Olympics 2012..so pretty
Tower Bridge London 2012
London Olympics 2012
Photo 27: July 29, 2012 USA Kayaker paddles toward gold 144X290