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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Fireworks light up the stadium during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
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Join the TODAY family at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and keep up with the athletes and their families, the culture and conversation surrounding the sports.




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  When the Olympics is your neighbor
A diverse community in East London will welcome the world to Britain for the 2012 Olympic Games. Meet residents and hear how they feel about having a huge, world stage in their backyard.

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Image: Olympic Park Aerial Images Display Transformation On Eve of Olympic And Paralympic Year
  Venues for 2012 London Olympic Games
From Wimbledon to Wembley Stadium to The Dome, a look at the venues for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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Image: Britain's PM David Cameron and his wife Samantha look on as Olympic torch bearer Florence Rowe receives flame in London
  Olympic torch carries the flame to London 2012
Lit by the sun’s rays in Greece, the Olympic torch takes a 70-day, 8,000 mile trip to London for the 2012 summer games.
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Image: A car travels along Westminster Bridge past the Houses of Parliament in London.
  London's top tourist sites
From Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square to the River Thames, the venerable London exudes history.

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  Blinded warrior has visions of gold
Lt. Brad Snyder lost his sight in an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2011. In September 2012, the Navy officer once again represented the U.S., this time at the London 2012 Paralympics.

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  Graffiti Games: UK street artists take on Olympics
Street and graffiti artists have been satirizing, celebrating and making jokes about the Olympic Games in London.

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  Competing after war wound
June 12, 2012: Lt. Brad Snyder, blinded by an IED explosion in Afghanistan, is now training for the London 2012 Paralympics.
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  Race to the Olympic Park: Quickest way is ...?
Aug. 6, 2012: Traveling around traffic-plagued London can be a hassle at the best of times -- never mind during an event such as the Olympic Games. NBCNews.com put the city to the test in a race to the Olympic Park.
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  From industrial wasteland to Olympic Park
July 18, 2012: East London, which will host the Olympic Games, boasts a colorful history. NBC News' Jim Maceda reports.
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  Olympic East London's gangland past
July 2, 2012: An actor from gangster movie "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" is giving walking tours of old underworld haunts in East London, where this month's Olympic Games are being held. NBC's Theresa Cook reports.
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  London's 'eye in the sky' cameras monitor threats
May 23, 2012: Helicopters used by the Air Support Unit of London's Metropolitan Police will be keeping a close watch on potential security threats during this summer’s Olympic Games.
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  UK readies its four-legged anti-terror force
March 9, 2012: A cadre of bomb-sniffing dogs gets set to sniff out threats at the 2012 London Olympics alongside the tens of thousands of two-legged security personnel preparing to make the city safe for the summer games. Msnbc.com’s F. Brinley Bruton reports.

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