Speaking in Singapore, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge announces the result of the vote on which city will 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.
A hush falls over a disappointed crowd of Parisians gathered outside the town hall to hear the announcement of the result.
Back in Singapore, the Paris delegation looks just as dejected after the announcement.
Earlier in Madrid, the party mood fizzled in seconds after people heard their city had lost its own bid.
A live television broadcast of the IOC meeting broke the bad news to New Yorkers out on Rockefeller Plaza.
And in Moscow, the result was just as crushing for some.