The 2012 US Open has been defined by absences.
But despite the figures who are not there, some downright stunning portraits and images have come out of the tournament so far.
We pulled out are 13 favorites. Some are beautiful, some are funny, and when taken together, they give you a feel for what the 2012 US Open has been like so far.
Edouard Roger-Vasselin serves amid a mass of fans on one of the outer courts
Nicolas Almagro collapses after winning his first round match
Serena Williams looks across the court at Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
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