Images from around the country showing how the UK is getting ready for London 2012
With just days to go until the start of the 2012 Games, the finishing touches are being put to colourful commemorations around the country. This picture shows the London 2012 Paralympic mascot Mandeville, placed on the south side of Westminster Bridge on the south bank of the river Thames in central London. A total of 83 official Wenlock and Mandeville sculptures are at some of London's most visited and instantly recognisable locations. The two-metre tall figures are part of Stroll, six individual discovery trails around the city, with the aim of encouraging Londoners and tourists alike to explore the capital on foot.