This week's installment of the photos of the week in a running cabbie, celebrations, international friendship, near misses, speeding buffaloes, tire marks, athletes going sideways, punches, kicks ... and a little Luck.

The meter is running

Taxi driver Richard Meid waits for a fare in front of the British Museum during the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday in London. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Spain's Javier Gomez, left, congratulates Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee after Brownlee won the gold medal in the men's triathlon Tuesday in London. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

¡Viva México!

Fans of Mexico's soccer team celebrate after their team beat Brazil in the men's soccer final at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, below the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, Saturday. Mexico won the match 2-1 and the gold. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Get in the hole!

Phil Mickelson reacts to his shot from the sand to the 17th green during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Friday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Rory wins

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his victory on the 18th green in the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Record breakers

United States' women's 4x100-meter relay team members, from left, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Tianna Madison and Allyson Felix, celebrate their gold medal win during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium on Friday. The United States relay team set a new world record with a time of 40.82 seconds (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Usain Bolt

Jamaica's Usain Bolt leads USA's Ryan Bailey to win the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter on Saturday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Buffalo race

Balinese men compete during a buffalo race in Jembrana, western Bali, Indonesia, Sunday. More than 300 buffalos participated in the "Mekepung" (buffalo race), a thanksgiving ritual after a successful harvest. (AP Photo/ Firdia Lisnawati)

Andrew got lucky

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the St. Louis Rams in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Indianapolis on Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Face paint

NASCAR fan Lauren Kane watches practice in the garage area for the Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y., Friday. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Kevin Durant

United States' Kevin Durant (5) slam dunks to score over Spain's Pau Gasol, left, during the men's gold medal basketball game on Sunday in London. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rhythmic gymnastics

The team from Belarus performs during the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

High jump

United States' Brigetta Barrett competes in a women's high jump qualification round on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Synchronized swimming

The team from China competes during the synchronized swimming team free routine final at the Aquatics Centre in London on Friday. China took the silver medal in the event. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Field hockey

The Netherlands Rogier Hofman plays a shot as Germany's Maximilian Mueller, left, tries to block in the men's field hockey gold medal match on Saturday in London. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)


Australia's Elizabeth Cambage jams her finger into the eye of Russia's Natalya Vodopyanova while defending a drive to the basket during a women's bronze medal basketball game Saturday in London. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Women's taekwondo

Jordan's Nadin Dawani is kicked in the face by Ukraine's Maryna Konieva during their match in women's plus 67-kg taekwondo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Evgeniya Kanaeva

Russia's Evgeniya Kanaeva performs during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Closing Ceremony

Athletes enter the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony on Sunday in London. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Closing fireworks

Fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Closing Ceremony

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, French athletes watch pyrotechnics illuminating the sky above the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)