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London is ready for 2012 Olympics

Amidst heightened security, London is almost ready to welcome the world for 2012 Olympics…

London is almost readyA sniper with the Royal Air Force Regiment, looks through the scope of his sniper rifle as the milit… Read MoreA sniper with the Royal Air Force Regiment, looks through the scope of his sniper rifle as the military prepares for duty to provide security aboard helicopters high above the London Olympic games, at RAF Northolt, in London, Friday July 13, 2012. Aircraft that fail to comply with procedures within a restricted airspace zone around the Olympic venues could be subject to “lethal force” from the military, it is revealed Friday. RAF Typhoon fast jets and RAF Puma helicopters with snipers armed with hi-tech rifles will be among the military aircraft patrolling the restricted zone which comes into force during the London 2012 Olympic Games.Read LessLondon is almost readyDouble decker buses drive past posters of Olympic Rings and flags advertising the London 2012 Olympic Games at Oxford Street in London July 13, 2012. The London 2012 Olympics run from July 27 to August 12.London is almost readySecurity guards queue for food and coffee in the London 2012 Olympic Park, in Stratford, east London… Read MoreSecurity guards queue for food and coffee in the London 2012 Olympic Park, in Stratford, east London July 13, 2012. Security surrounding the Olympics has made the headlines this week after Britain was forced to deploy 3,500 extra troops to fill an embarrassing last-minute shortfall in private security staff.Read LessLondon is almost readySecurity guards sit and eat in the London 2012 Olympic Park at Stratford in London July 13, 2012. Security surrounding the Olympics has made the headlines this week after Britain was forced to deploy 3,500 extra troops to fill an embarrassing last-minute shortfall in private security staff.London is almost readySoldiers walk past the Velodrome at the London 2012 Olympic Park in Stratford, east London July 13, 2012. Security surrounding the Olympics has made the headlines this week after Britain was forced to deploy 3,500 extra troops to fill an embarrassing last-minute shortfall in private security staff.London is almost readyLOCOG Chairman Sebastian Coe speaks with security guard at a media preview of the Water Polo Arena i… Read MoreLOCOG Chairman Sebastian Coe speaks with security guard at a media preview of the Water Polo Arena in London in the London 2012 Olympic Park at Stratford in London July 13, 2012. Security surrounding the Olympics has made the headlines this week after Britain was forced to deploy 3,500 extra troops to fill an embarrassing last-minute shortfall in private security staff.Read LessLondon is almost readyA man walks past signs at a watch shop advertising the London 2012 Olympics and the 1948 Summer Olympics near Oxford Circus in London July 13, 2012. The London 2012 Olympic Games run from July 27 to August 12.London is almost readyA security guard walks towards the Olympic Stadium in the London 2012 Olympic Park at Stratford in L… Read MoreA security guard walks towards the Olympic Stadium in the London 2012 Olympic Park at Stratford in London July 13, 2012. Britain’s air force will be on standby to shoot down any rogue aircraft over London from Saturday under tight new restrictions being enforced two weeks ahead of the Olympic Games. Security surrounding the Olympics has made the headlines this week after Britain was forced to deploy 3,500 extra troops to fill an embarrassing last-minute shortfall in private security staff.Read LessLondon is almost readyIn this photo released by the British MOD, a sniper with Royal Air Force Regiment Sniper, sights thr… Read MoreIn this photo released by the British MOD, a sniper with Royal Air Force Regiment Sniper, sights through his scope from inside an RAF Puma helicopter at RAF Northolt ahead of carrying out air security duties for Op Olympic, in London, Friday July 13, 2012. Royal Air Force Puma Helicopters and Typhoon fighter jets along with Royal Navy Sea King helicopters are arriving at RAF Northolt ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games to carry out air security. Aircraft that fail to comply with procedures within a restricted airspace zone around Olympic venues could be subject to “lethal force” from the military, it is revealed Friday.Read LessLondon is almost readyAn aerial view of the London 2012 Olympic Park, with the Olympic stadium top left, with the Accor Mittal ‘Orbit’ Tower, centre, the Aquatic centre, bottom left, and the Water Polo pool just above the aquatics centre seen Friday, July 13, 2012.

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