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The five official mascots for the 2008 Olympic Games visit Piccadilly Circus

The five official mascots for the 2008 Olympic Games are in London - they start with a visit to Piccadilly Circus

The five official mascots for the 2008 Olympic Games visit Piccadilly Circus

The mascots are cartoon renditions of a panda, a carp, a Tibetan antelope, a swallow and the Olympic flame

Bei Bei, Jing Jing, Huan Huan, Ying Ying and Ni Ni

They are Bei Bei, Jing Jing, Huan Huan, Ying Ying and Ni Ni - which, together, reads in Chinese: 'Beijing welcomes you!'

The mascots cross the Millennium Bridge

The mascots were an unusual site on the Millennium Bridge after they had sampled St Paul's Cathedral

The mascots cross the Millennium Bridge

Their different colours match the five hues of the Olympic rings and represent the sea, forests, fire, earth and air

A London taxi

A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when these Chinese tourists decide they are tired of walking

The Olympic Mascots in Trafalgar Square

Passers through Trafalgar Square are more used to being surrounded by pigeons than giant Olympic mascots

The mascots in Trafalgar Square

The mascots will become a familiar sight once the Beijing Olympics is underway in August next year



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