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By The Associated Press

The young girls wore long sequined dresses of the British flag, flag-patterned leggings and flags draped over their shoulders as shawls. Then, there were the wigs one curly in their country's colors, the other long and straight. And don't forget the glasses in the same spirit, and their flag-painted faces.

Ciara Whitnall, 9, and her 7-year-old sister, Caitlin, woke up at 6 a.m. Sunday to prepare their outfits for a day at swimming to cheer star countrywoman Rebecca Adlington alongside parents Jamey and Michelle.

"Looking cool, guys," one police officer said with a smile.

These two posed for some 15 photographs Saturday while watching the cycling road race in their Putney neighborhood of London. They had already been stopped a half-dozen more times Sunday before entering the Aquatics Centre.

"We've seen the Olympic Stadium in real life, and we've seen it on TV," Ciara said, noting she had so far tuned in for tennis, archery and table tennis.

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