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13 Photos Of The First Classically British Rain Of The Olympics

This is a surprise to absolutely no-one.

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Quintessentially British afternoon showers made their Olympic debut today — well, official debut that is, as it also rained on Friday afternoon while folks lined up for the Opening Ceremony. Today's rain stopped play at Wimbledon temporarily, and left spectators at other events — including beach volleyball, cycling, archery, and dressage — breaking out their cheap plastic ponchos and Union Jack umbrellas. Of course they were prepared, this is England.