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United States fans pose outside Wembley Stadium before the USA takes on Japan in the Women's Football gold medal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
United States fans pose outside Wembley Stadium before the USA takes on Japan in the Women's Football gold medal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Fans enjoy the atmosphere during the Men's Marathon 10km swim on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Supporters cheer on Great Britain's Michael Rimmer during his 800metre heat on day ten of the Olympic Games in London.
Irish Fans gathered for Ireland's Katie Taylor's bout against Tajikistan's Mavzuna Chorieva in the Women's Light (60 kg) Boxing at the ExCel Centre, London
Erika Isaac and Sam Djavit from London wear union jack clothes in the Olympic Park, London.
Michael Burn from Watford watches the big screen in the Olympic Park, London
Japan fans show their support in the stands prior to the men's football Bronze medal match between Japan and South Korea at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Japan fans show their support in the stands prior to the men's football Bronze medal match between Japan and South Korea at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
Fans line a rail during the canoe sprint competition in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Great Britain fans show their support for Olivia Federici and Jenna Randall of Great Britain in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Technical Routine on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
A Brazilian fan cheers during the Men's Football Semi Final match between Korea and Brazil, on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Lithuania fans pose in the first half while taking on Russia during the Men's Basketball quaterfinal game on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Crowds gather in the Olympic Park on Day 9 to watch Andy Murray on big screens win his gold medal in the Men's Singles Tennis match on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Fans cheer for Gold medalist Andy Murray of Great Britain during the medal ceremonyafter his Men's Singles Tennis Gold Medal Match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
London 2012 masco Wenlock enterains the crowd on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Athletic fans watch the big screen in the Olympic Park during Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
A spectator wears Union Jack sunglasses on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Fans of Brazil hold up a sign reading "What a beauty" during the Women's Basketball Preliminary Round match against Great Britain on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Brazilian fans show support during the Men's Football Semi Final match between Korea and Brazil, on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
A Brazilian fan shows support during the Men's Football Semi Final match between Korea and Brazil, on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Crowds gather in the Olympic Park on Day 9 to watch Andy Murray on big screens win his gold medal in the Men's Singles Tennis match on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and his wife Samantha Cameron looks on during the Women's Beach Volleyball Semi Final match between United States and China on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Brazilian fans show support during the Men's Football Semi Final match between Korea and Brazil, on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
United States fans cheer before the United States takes on Japan in the Women's Football gold medal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
A Brazilian fan shows support during the Men's Football Semi Final match between Korea and Brazil, on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: A volunteer entertains fans waiting to watch athletes compete in the swimming stage of the Women's Triathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games in Hyde Park on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Spectators soak up the atmopshere on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge covers her face as she watches the swimming finals session on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Fans watch athletes compete in the swimming stage of the Women's Triathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games in Hyde Park on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Scott Gault, Charles Cole, Henrik Rummel and Glenn Ochal of the United States wave to the fans as they celebrate in their boat with their bronze medals after the medal ceremony for the Men's Four Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 4, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Spectators cheer on Jessica Ennis of Great Britain in the Women's Heptathlon Long Jump on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge embrace after Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain win the gold
CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 01: GB fans take photos of the teams arrival before the Men's Football first round Group A match between Great Britain and Uruguay on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Millennium Stadium on August 1, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Fans react after Great Britain's women were disqualified from the Team Sprint event at the Velodrome on day 6 of the Olympic Games in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Cycling Track. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Fans react after Great Britain's women were disqualified from the Team Sprint event at the Velodrome on day 6 of the Olympic Games in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 2, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Cycling Track. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Pacemaker Press 1/8/2012 Local Fans Connor McCracken and Laurie Shirlow cheer on their heroes at Coleraine Baptist Church as Richard and Peter Chambers claimed a silver medal in a thrilling lightweight men's four final. The pair were part of the Great Britain rowing team which included Rob Williams and Chris Bartley. Although Great Britain had been the favourite to win, they were beaten by South Africa in an epic tussle, with Denmark clinching a bronze medal Pic Colm Lenagahn/Pacemaker
A Team GB fan cheers as she holds a Union Jack aloft during the Women's Football first round Group E Match between Great Britain and Brazil on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium on July 31, 2012 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laughs as she talks with Great Britain cyclist Victoria Pendleton (right) during a visit to the Team GB accommodation flats in the Athletes Village at the Olympic Park in Stratford on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: An Australian athlete tries to present a cuddly Kangaroo to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge which she declined, but was then accepted by Prince Harry (behind her) during a visit to the Team GB accommodation flats in the Athletes Village at the Olympic Park in Stratford on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Gold Medallist Michaell Phelps of the United States celebrates with his sister Whitney Phelps following the medal ceremony for the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Debbie Phelps (C) the mother of Michael Phelps of the United States and his sisters Whitney Phelps (L) and Hilary Phelps (2nd L), snowboarder Shaun White of the United States and model Bar Refaeli (top C) pose on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Spectators shelter from the rain following the Team Eventing Jumping Final on day four of the London Olympic Games at Greenwich Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 31, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Equestrian. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Spectators shelter from the rain following the Team Eventing Jumping Final on day four of the London Olympic Games at Greenwich Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 31, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Equestrian. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: A Hungary fan enjoys the atmosphere during the Men's Water Polo preliminary round Group B match against Croatia on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Water Polo Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 31: A spectator smiles prior the Women's Football first round Group F Match between Japan and South Africa, on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Millennium Stadium on July 31, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 31: A spectator smiles prior the Women's Football first round Group F Match between Japan and South Africa, on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Millennium Stadium on July 31, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 31: Spectators celebrate prior the Women's Football first round Group F Match between Japan and South Africa, on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Millennium Stadium on July 31, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 31: Japan fans enjoy the atmosphere during the Women's Football first round Group F Match between Japan and South Africa, on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Millennium Stadium on July 31, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Francis Bompard/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks on during the Show Jumping Eventing Equestrian on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Princess Maxima of The Netherlands and daughter Princess Alexia at the Show Jumping Eventing Equestrian on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: A young Great Britain fan shows off her country's colours during the Women's 63kg Weightlifting final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, Princess Maxima of The Netherlands and daughter Princess Alexia at the Show Jumping Eventing Equestrian on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: French impressionist Nicolas Canteloup (L) reaches out to touch the umbrella belonging to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during the Show Jumping Eventing Equestrian on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends the Show Jumping Eventing Equestrian on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 31: United States fans enjoy the atmosphere during the Women's Football first round Group G match between the United States and DPR Korea,on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford on July 31, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 31: United States fans enjoy the atmosphere during the Women's Football first round Group G match between the United States and DPR Korea,on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford on July 31, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
A spectator waits as the rain falls before the Team Eventing Jumping Final on day four of the London Olympic Games
Fans enjoy the atmosphere on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Olympic fans arrive at the Greenwich Park Equestrian venue on July 30, 2012 in London, England.
Olympic fans arrive at the Greenwich Park Equestrian venue on July 30, 2012 in London, England.
Olympic fans arrive at the Greenwich Park Equestrian venue on July 30, 2012 in London, England.
Olympic fans arrive at the Royal Naval College venue on July 30, 2012 in London, England.
Olympic fans arrive at the Greenwich Park Equestrian venue
Supporters of Team GBR Olympic diver Tom Daley react as they watch him compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games on large screens erected in the city centre
Fans of Great Britain cheer during the Women's Basketball Preliminary Round match against Canada on Day 3
Atmophere during the Eventing Cross Country Equestrian event on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Supporters of Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania hold up a flag as Meilutyte receives her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Breaststroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Tom Daley fans react as he loses out on a medal position, while they watch on the big screen in Plymouth City centre as he takes part in the Men's Synchronised 10m Platform competition in the London 2012 Olympic Games
Spectators watch the the Olympics on a big screen in the Royal Naval College, London.
Spectators wait as rain falls before the Team Eventing Jumping Final on day four of the London Olympic Games
Great Britain fans in the stands before the Team Eventing Jumping Final on day four of the London Olympic Games
Great Britain fans in the stands before the Team Eventing Jumping Final on day four of the London Olympic Games
Spectators watch the Sailing on big screens at the Olympic Park, London, on the third day of the London 2012 Olympics
Fans watch the Olympic tennis on a large screen at Hyde Park in London.
Fans watch the Olympic tennis on a large screen at Hyde Park in London.
Great Britain's fans celebrate Colin Oakes before his win over Australia's Ivo Santos Dos in 66kg weight category.
Spectators watch the action at the Aquatics Centre, London, on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics.
spectators watching the Olympic Flame on the Royal row barge Gloriana as it makes it way down the River Thames towards Tower Bridge during the final day of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
Fans arrive before the Men's Football first round Group A Match between Great Britain and United Arab Emirates on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
China fans cheers on their team at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Poland fans cheer on their team as they take on Italy during Men's Volleyball on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Poland fans cheer on their team as they take on Italy during Men's Volleyball on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
A Hungary fan looks on during the Men's Handball preliminaries group B match between Hungary and Denmark on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Mass Olympic crowds leave the ExCel Arena after the afternoon session.
Fans shelter from the rain outside Buckingham Palace in central London, at the start of the Women's Road Race on the second day of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Villager Dave Gowenlock 25, carries a Union flag in Mickleham village, Surrey, as he waits for the Women's Road Race to pass on the second day of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Crowds shelter from the rain as they watch the Dressage stage of the Eventing at Greenwich Park, London on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics.
Crowds shelter from the rain as they watch the Dressage stage of the Eventing at Greenwich Park, London on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics
Crowds shelter from the rain as they watch the Dressage stage of the Eventing at Greenwich Park, London on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics.
Spectators brave the rain during the Dressage phase of the Eventing at Greenwich Park, London, on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics.
Fans cheer on Ireland's Camilla Speirs (not pictured) riding Portersize Just a Jiff during the Dressage phase of the Eventing at Greenwich Park, London, on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics.
A woman shelters from the sun whilst watching the Dressage stage of the Eventing at Greenwich Park, London on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics.
USA's fans during women's group G match at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
An Italy supporter arrives in the rain for the Artistic Gymnastics team qualification at the North Greenwich Arena, London, on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics.
Crowds enter the water to watch the Queen's rowbarge 'Gloriana' carry the Olympic flame along the river Thames from Hampton Court to City Hall on the final day of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on July 27, 2012 in London, England. The Olympic flame is making its way through the capital on the final day of its journey around the UK before arriving in the Olympic Stadium tonight for the Olympic games' Opening Ceremony.
A GB fan looks on before the Women's Football first round Group E Match between Great Britain and Cameroon on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Members of the public wearing Union Jack clothing arrive on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Anna Nolte and Matt Allbee pose with their painted faces on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Anna Nolte and Matt Allbee pose with their painted faces on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Members of the public wearing Union Jack clothing arrive on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games
A junior fan cheers for Great Britain as they take on Australia during Women's Basketball on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Poland fans hold scarves aloft as they enjoy the atmpshere during the Women's Singles Tennis match between Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and Julia Goerges of Germany on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Members of the public shelter from the rain at the Olympic Park on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Fans of the United States cheer during their Men's Basketball Game against France on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
A young fan watches on during the Women's Road Race Road Cycling on day two of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Spectators watch the action in the rain during Women's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match between Germany and Australia on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Spectators hold a Union Jack during the Men's Singles Tennis match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Spectators shleter from the rain during the Women's Team Archery on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Volunteers hold Union Jack umbrellas in the Olympic Park on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
GB fans show their support before the Men's Football first round Group A Match between Great Britain and United Arab Emirates on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 25: GB fans shows their support during the Women's Football first round Group E Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Great Britain and New Zealand at Millennium Stadium on July 25, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 26: Brazil supporters enjoy the atmosphere during the Men's Football first round Group C Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Brazil and Egypt, at Millennium Stadium on July 26, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Sindy Thomas/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Nations are welcomed during the Olympic Village arrivals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics at the Olympic Park on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Uruguay fans show their support during the Men's Football first round Group A Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between UAE and Uruguay, at Old Trafford on July 26, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 26: GB fans show their support during the Men's Football first round Group A Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Great Britain and Senegal, at Old Trafford on July 26, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 26: Brazil supporters enjoy the atmosphere during the Men's Football first round Group C Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Brazil and Egypt, at Millennium Stadium on July 26, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Sindy Thomas/Getty Images)
The crowd watch Morning Parade performing at the Coca Cola London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay concert, in Hyde Park, central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 26, 2012. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Great Britain fans cheer on their side during the Great Britain v Senegal, Mens Football, First Round, Group A match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 26, 2012. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
A man waves a North Korean flag in the stand as the Colombia v North Korea WomenÕs Football, First Round, Group G match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, was delayed due to an apparent mix up over the nationÕs flag. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 25, 2012. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
A Brazil fan shows her support in the stands prior to the Brazil v Egypt, Mens Football, First Round, Group C match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 26, 2012. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Handout photo issued by LOCOG of Chelsea pensioners cheer on the Torch Relay as it enters Kensington during Day 69 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 26, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Torch. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by LOCOG of Torchbearer 098 Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders carry the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Lambeth (London Borough) and Kensington and Chelsea (Royal London Borough). PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 26, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Torch. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Torchbearer 001 Sir Clive Woodward lets a young spectator hold the Torch as he carries the Olympic Flame in Camden at the beginning of Day 69 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 26, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Torch. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/LOCOG/PA Wire The Torchbearer's name is provided in good faith, however the Press Association has been unable to verify it independently.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Golfer Rory McIlroy watches girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during a practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 24, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 25: A GB fan shows his support during the Women's Football first round Group E Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between Great Britain and New Zealand at Millennium Stadium on July 25, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Children play in the water at Granary Square to keep cool in the hot conditions ahead of the London Olympic Games on July 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Members of the public gather to watch Torchbearer Scott Moorhouse, a Paralympic javelin thrower running with the Olympic flame along Tottenham High Road past the remnants of a branch of carpet retailer Carpet Right that was burnt down during last year's riots on July 25, 2012 in London, England. The Olympic flame is making its way through the capital's Northern boroughs on day 68 of its journey around the UK before arriving in the Olympic Stadium on Friday evening for the Olympic games' Opening Ceremony. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Members of the public gather to watch Torchbearer Scott Moorhouse, a Paralympic javelin thrower running with the Olympic flame along Tottenham High Road past the remnants of a branch of carpet retailer Carpet Right that was burnt down during last year's riots on July 25, 2012 in London, England. The Olympic flame is making its way through the capital's Northern boroughs on day 68 of its journey around the UK before arriving in the Olympic Stadium on Friday evening for the Olympic games' Opening Ceremony. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Visitors hold an Olympic flag before an Opening Ceremony rehearsal ahead of the London 2012 Olympics in the Olympic Park on July 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Crowds cheer as the Olympic flame is carried over Millennium Bridge on July 26, 2012 in London, England. The Olympic flame is making its way through the capital on penultimate day of its journey around the UK before arriving in the Olympic Stadium on Friday evening for the Olympic games' Opening Ceremony. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Crowds gather in Hyde Park for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Finale Concert in LondonÄôs Hyde Park, presented by Coca-Cola on July 26, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Crowds gather in Hyde Park for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Finale Concert in LondonÄôs Hyde Park, presented by Coca-Cola on July 26, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: A man wearing a camouflage umbrella hat mixes with the crowds waiting for a glimpse of the Olympic Torch in Brixton on July 26, 2012 in London, England. The Olympic flame is making its way through the capital on penultimate day of its journey around the UK before arriving in the Olympic Stadium on Friday evening for the Olympic games' Opening Ceremony. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Ladies dressed in carnival costumes mix with the crowds waiting for a glimpse of the Olympic Torch in Brixton on July 26, 2012 in London, England. The Olympic flame is making its way through the capital on penultimate day of its journey around the UK before arriving in the Olympic Stadium on Friday evening for the Olympic games' Opening Ceremony. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Crowds gather in Hyde Park for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Finale Concert in LondonÄôs Hyde Park, presented by Coca-Cola on July 26, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Crowds gather in Hyde Park for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Finale Concert in LondonÄôs Hyde Park, presented by Coca-Cola on July 26, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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