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2012 Olympics party at the London Eye

London's inclusion on the shortlist to host the 2012 Olympic Games was celebrated on Tuesday night with a party at the London Eye and a fireworks display to unveil the new London 2012 logo.

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Wall of fire against Hungerford Bridge


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The Olympic rings


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Early arrivals for the party on Waterloo Millennium Pier


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Tight security as fireworks are prepared


London 2012 chairman Barbara Cassani flew back from Lausanne – where the shortlist was announced at lunchtime – to join the festivities on the South Bank.

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Lord Coe is interviewed live on the ITV News Channel


British athletes past and present joining the celebrations included Lord Coe and Sharron Davies. Sir Ian McKellen gave a speech.

Now that London is on the shortlist the London 2012 bid team are able to use the famous Olympic rings logo as part of their marketing campaign. A revised logo was unveiled to replace the interim logo launched at Tate Modern in November 2003.

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Barbara Cassani live on BBC News 24 at the London Eye


It was announced last week that the British Airways London Eye is a "champion partner" for the London 2012 bid, which means that the loss-making South Bank attraction has donated between 150,000 and 500,000.

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The logo is unveiled


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