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Workmen start dismantling the finish to the Olympic marathon course in the Mall near Buckingham Palace, not pictured, in London, Monday Aug. 13, 2012, following the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The London summer games ended late Sunday, with the next summer games scheduled to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Photo by: Alastair Grant
Workmen start dismantling the finish to the Olympic marathon course in the Mall near Buckingham Palace, not pictured, in London, Monday Aug. 13, 2012, following the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The London summer games ended late Sunday, with the next summer games scheduled to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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