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Year in Pictures: London

Teenage victims

The year began with the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old and by the end of the year 25 other teenagers, the youngest aged just 14, had been killed.

The car outside a nightclub in central London

Police acted quickly to avert two attempted car bombings in central London.

Cutty Sark on fire

A fire ravaged Cutty Sark, the historic tea clipper in Greenwich, as it was undergoing a 25m conservation.

Undercover officers jumping over barriers at Stockwell Tube station in pursuit of Charles de Menezes

A police watchdog said the Metropolitan Police made serious and avoidable errors in killing Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes who was mistaken for a suicide bomber.

The coach being hauled away from the accident site

A National Express coach overturned on a slip road near Heathrow killing three people.

Banaz Mahmod

Banaz Mahmod was strangled and buried in a suitcase in Birmingham after her family found she had a boyfriend. Her father Mahmod Mahmod, and two others were jailed for life.

Posters against congestion charge extension

Hundreds of residents protested as the congestion charge zone was extended to west London.

A cyclist in Tour de France in London

Nearly 2m spectators lined the city's streets to watch the start of the Tour de France. The event brought in 120m to the city's economy.

2012 Games logo and design for stadium

The jagged logo for the 2012 Olympic Games in London was met with mixed reviews. The design for the 80,000 stadium was also unveiled.

Anthony Joseph

Anthony Joseph, a paranoid schizophrenic, admitted stabbing passenger Richard Whelan to death on a bus when he confronted Joseph for throwing chips at his girlfriend.

Climate change activists camping near Heathrow airport

Thousands of people set up camps near Heathrow airport in a week-long protest against the airport's expansion plans.

Nelson Mandela looks on as his statue is unveiled at Parliament Square

A 9ft-high statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela was unveiled by him. The bronze statue stands at Parliament Square.

St Pancras station

The Queen opened St Pancras International railway station which underwent a 800m revamp.

An artefact from the Tutankhamun exhibition

More than 130 items excavated from the tomb of Egyptian boy King Tutankhamun went on display. Tutankhamun's treasures have returned to the city after 35 years.

Stevie and Abbie Harland

Steve Harland, from Didcot, Oxfordshire, became the 25 millionth visitor to ride the iconic London Eye. The 450ft-high attraction was opened seven years ago.

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22 May 07 |  London
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07 Nov 07 |  Olympics 2012
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