England's Steven Gerrard arrives at the team hotel as they prepare for the Euro 2012 soccer championships in Krakow June 6, 2012.
The atmosphere around Poland and Ukraine has been immense. With the 16 competing nations already there, you could cut the tension and excitement with a knife.
Fans in face paint, players on bicycle rides and city tours, jerseys and memorabilia sold on almost every street corner. It's really something to behold when Europe's greatest footballing nations arrive in town in the spirit of competition.
So in keeping you in touch with all the action before the tournament kicks-off with its first few matches, here's a glimpse into the scene at Poland and Ukraine as they usher in EURO 2012.
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