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In pictures: Joy and tears at Olympic result

Jacques Rogge (seen on a giant screen) announces the result of the IOC vote at the Raffle City Convention Centre in Singapore

Speaking in Singapore, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge announces the result of the vote on which city will host the 2012 Olympic Games.

A London couple kiss in celebration in Trafalgar Square after it is announced the city won its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games

The London crowd erupts with joy as it learns the city has won the bid to host the prized games.

People watch a live retransmission of the IOC decision outside the Paris town hall

A hush falls over a disappointed crowd of Parisians gathered outside the town hall to hear the announcement of the result.

Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe (C), President of the Paris 2012 Corporate Club Arnaud Lagardere (R) and Paris 2012's international director Armand de Rendinger (3rdR)

Back in Singapore, the Paris delegation looks just as dejected after the announcement.

People in the Plaza Mayor in Madrid after hearing the IOC decision

Earlier in Madrid, the party mood fizzled in seconds after people heard their city had lost its own bid.

Jake Duhaime of Mansfield, Massachusetts, reacts after New York lost its own bid

A live television broadcast of the IOC meeting broke the bad news to New Yorkers out on Rockefeller Plaza.

Two men show their disappointment after the announcement of result in Moscow

And in Moscow, the result was just as crushing for some.




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