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Last Updated: Wednesday July 06 2005 12:58 GMT

In pictures: London to host 2012 Olympics

London badges for the 2012 bid
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London has won the race to host the 2012 Olympics after a tense vote in Singapore, beating big rivals Paris.
Kelly Holmes waits for news London's Olympic bid
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Even Olympic champions like Kelly Holmes were nervous before the winning city was announced.
Kelly Holmes celebrates London's win
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But when London was announced the winner the nerves disappeared, prompting huge celebrations.
London bid leader Sebastian Coe
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The vote to decide the winner took place in Singapore, where Sebastian Coe made a final presentation to the IOC members who voted for the host city.
British Olympians in Trafalgar Square
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Kelly was in Trafalgar Square in London where a big Thank You party was starting up.
Tanni Grey Thompson, Colin Jackson and Denise Lewis in Singapore
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Lots of British Olympic stars were in Singapore too, with Tanni Grey Thompson, Colin Jackson and Denise Lewis all delighted by London's win.
David Beckham celebrates in Singapore
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It wasn't just Olympic stars in Singapore - England football captain David Beckham was thrilled too. He's from east London where the Games will be held.
British children who were lucky enough to be at the announcement in Singapore hugged as David Beckham was congratulated
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British children who were lucky enough to be at the announcement in Singapore hugged as David Beckham was congratulated
Other children who were part of the crowd in London's Trafalgar Square cheered and waved flags in celebration
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Other children who were part of the crowd in London's Trafalgar Square cheered and waved flags in celebration
British children celebrate London's win
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Perhaps some of these kids will be celebrating on the track or in a brand-new sporting arena in 2012...


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