Beijing prepares for the World Athletics Championships

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Beijing prepares for the World Athletics Championships
A maintenance worker mops steps at the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Final preparations are being World Athletics Championships, which runs from Aug. 22 to 30. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Drummers perform during a rehearsal at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Thursday Aug. 20, 2015. Final preparations are being made for the World Athletics Championships which get underway on Saturday Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A general view of the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Thursday Aug. 20, 2015 as final preparations are being made for the World Athletics Championships which get underway on Saturday Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hostesses cast shadows on the ground during a rehearsal for medal presentation ceremonies at the Bird's Nest Stadium in preparation for the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Beijing Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Hostesses wait to take part in a rehearsal at the Bird's Nest Stadium in preparation for the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Beijing Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A man takes a photo at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Thursday Aug. 20, 2015. Final preparations are being made for the World Athletics Championships which get underway on Saturday Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Cheerleaders are silhouetted as they rehearse on the track at the Bird's Nest Stadium in preparation for the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Beijing Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A hostess bites a pen as a punishment by her trainer for a mistake made in a rehearsal for medal presentation ceremonies at the Bird's Nest Stadium in preparation for the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Beijing Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Kenya's David Lekuta Rudisha poses for a photo during a photo call at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Thursday Aug. 20, 2015. Final preparations are being made for the World Athletics Championships which get underway on Saturday Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
United States' Tori Bowie gestures during a photo call at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Thursday Aug. 20, 2015. Final preparations are being made for the World Athletics Championships which get underway on Saturday Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill looks down at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing during a press briefing Thursday Aug. 20, 2015. Final preparations are being made for the World Athletics Championships which get underway on Saturday Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Drummers perform during a rehearsal at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Thursday Aug. 20, 2015. Final preparations are being made for the World Athletics Championships which get underway on Saturday Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Final preparations are underway for the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Athletes participate in photo calls, rehearsals for medal presentation ceremonies at Bird's Nest Stadium are practiced, and performers get ready to entertain guests at the spectacular international sporting event.

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