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  • Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming 2012 London Olympic Summer Games

    Workers hang banners in front of the Olympic stadium Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. ABC News correspondent Jeffrey Kofman offers a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Summer Games.
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  • Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming 2012 London Olympic Summer Games

    The journey to Olympic Park begins on the underground or the new overground service. The trains go straight to Stratford, where the park is located.
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  • Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming 2012 London Olympic Summer Games

    Stratford was once a derelict part of East London, but no more. You leave the tube station to enter Olympic Park, where a new mall greets visitors.
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  • Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming 2012 London Olympic Summer Games

    In front of Olympic Stadium is a scenic meadow, full of blooming flowers.
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  • Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming 2012 London Olympic Summer Games

    The British government opted to deploy 1,200 more troops to protect Olympic venues, a move that appears to reflect a lack of confidence that private security contractor G4S would be able to deliver all it promised for the Games.
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  • Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming 2012 London Olympic Summer Games

    Pin collectors, a staple of every Olympics, arrive ahead of the Games to trade their wares.
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  • Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming 2012 London Olympic Summer Games

    Volunteers and paid employees line up for their work credentials.
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  • Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming 2012 London Olympic Summer Games

    The Orbit tower at the Orbit Olympic Circus stands outside Olympic Park. The 377-foot tower was designed by British sculptor Anish Kapoor and was mostly funded by steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.
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  • Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming 2012 London Olympic Summer Games

    The Coca Cola Beatbox Pavilion inside Olympic Park houses an exhibition that combines music, technology, and sports.
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  • Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming 2012 London Olympic Summer Games

    Desks await journalists at the International Broadcast Centre, where media outlets will file their stories.
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  • Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming 2012 London Olympic Summer Games

    Awaiting the News. A long stretch of trays at the International Broadcast Centre is where press releases will be made available from each Olympic sport.
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