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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 July, 2005, 10:19 GMT 11:19 UK
Photos from London's win
Fans in Trafalgar Square
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Fans arrive in Trafalgar Square to hear if London has been successful in its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games
Fans celebrate on hearing that London is in the final two to host the 2012 Olympic Games
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News filters through that Moscow, New York and Madrid are out of the running and it is between London and Paris
The tension mounts as double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes and Steve Cram wait for the announcement
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The tension mounts as double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes and Steve Cram wait for the announcement
Dame Kelly Holmes and Steve Cram react to London's victory
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And seconds later, the IOC president Jacques Rogge reveals that London will host the Olympic Games in 2012
London wins the battle to host the 2012 Olympic Games
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A huge flag unfurled in Trafalgar Square says it all as London holds off the challenge from Paris
Trafalgar Square erupts at the announcement
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A dull day in London does not dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd which erupts with delight at the announcement
 England football captain David Beckham reacts to IOC president Jacques Rogge's announcement
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Meanwhile, in Singapore, England football captain David Beckham is all smiles at the decision
London bid chairman Lord Coe takes a moment to reflect on a job well done by his team
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And London bid chairman Lord Coe takes a moment to reflect on a job well done by his team
Children celebrate in Trafalgar Square
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Back in London potential Olympians celebrate the news that the city will host the games for the first time in 64 years
Screams of delight reverberate around Trafalgar Square
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Screams of delight reverberate around Trafalgar Square as the enormity of the news begins to sink in
A woman celebrates London's successful Olympic bid
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Revellers jump for joy under Nelson's Column as the party in the centre of London gets underway
A couple in Trafalgar Square shed tears of joy
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For others, the emotions of the day are too much and tears of joy are as much as they can manage
London policemen show their support
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London policemen get involved in the celebrations that are sure to go on long into the evening
Wembley Stadium
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As night falls the new Wembley Stadium arch, which will be a centrepiece of the 2012 Games, is lit-up in celebration




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