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Saturday, 7 December, 2002, 16:43 GMT
In pictures: Crown toppled at Wembley
After 69 years on top of Wembley Stadium's east tower, its concrete crown and flagpole were removed in 20 minutes.

The removal that had been delayed by technical hitches and wind went ahead just before 1200 GMT on Saturday.

Workmen
The flagpole was severed with an industrial saw

Crane removes the flagpole
The moment the pole came unstuck

East tower
The 50-metre high pole is lowered by crane

Dome without a crown
Something is missing

Pole reaches ground
The pole reaches the ground

The two towers
Spot the difference

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