US Olympic rowing hopeful Genevra "Gevvie" Stone leaves the boathouse for an early morning training session on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass. on March 28. Stone, the top-ranked US female single skuller, narrowly missed a spot in the 2008 US team for Beijing but is on the team this year. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Charles Rivers, Man Stuff, Early Mornings, Olympics Bound, Favorite Character, Guys Man, Big Pictures, Olympics 2012, Mornings Training
Great Britain's Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins display the gold medals they won in the women's rowing double sculls in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, Aug. 3, 2012. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press)
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Dani King of Great Britain celebrates winning the gold medal and breaking the world record in the women's team pursuit track cycling finals on Aug. 4 at the Olympic Velodrome. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) #
Federal highway BR-222, June 9, 2012 in Para state, Brazil. Highway construction through Amazonian rainforest has led to accelerated rates of deforestation. Although deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down 80 percent since 2004, environmentalists fear recent changes to the Forest Code will lead to further destruction. Around 20 percent of the rainforest has already been destroyed. (Mario Tama)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets well-wishers before boarding the royal barge 'Spirit of Chartwell' for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in London on June 3. Hundreds of rowing boats, barges and steamers filled the River Thames with a blaze of color on Sunday as Queen Elizabeth II sailed through London as part of her spectacular diamond jubilee pageant
Polish soccer fans react as they watch the game on a giant screen in the Warsaw Fanzone on June 8. About 110,000 soccer fans came to the fan zone in the center of Warsaw to watch the first match of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament between Poland and Greece. (Wojek Radwanski/AFP/Getty Images)
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