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IN PICS: Olympic medals 'locked up'

The 4,700 gold, silver and bronze medals for the 2012 Olympic Games were locked up in a vault at the Tower of London.

Olympic medals ‘locked up’

LOCOG chief Sebastian Coe and Rio Tinto (the provider of metal for the Olympics) chairman Jan du Plessias pose with the medals before handing it over for safe-keeping in the vaults at the Tower of London on July 2, 2012.

Olympic medals ‘locked up’

A close-up of the Olympic medals before the storage in the vaults at the Tower of London on July 2, 2012 in London, England.

Olympic medals ‘locked up’

Rio Tinto chairman Jan du Plessias arrives with the Olympic medals for secure storage in the vaults at the Tower of London on July 2, 2012 in London, England.

Olympic medals ‘locked up’

LOCOG chief Sebastian Coe and Rio Tinto chairman Jan du Plessias walk with the Olympic medals for secure storage in the vaults at the Tower of London on July 2, 2012 in London, England.

Olympic medals ‘locked up’

LOCOG chief Sebastian Coe chats with a yeoman as official metal supplier for the Olympic Games Rio Tinto hands over Olympic and Paralympic medals to LOCOG for secure storage in the vaults at the Tower of London on July 2, 2012 in London, England.

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