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Britain honors gold medalists

Updated: August 2, 2012, 11:16 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Britain is turning red into gold.

Some of the country's iconic red mailboxes were painted gold Thursday, to celebrate gold medals won by British Olympians.

Champion cyclist Bradley Wiggins and rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning were honored with a gold mailbox in each of their hometowns, Royal Mail said.

It's the first time the mail service has changed the color of its mailboxes in more than a century. The boxes have been red since 1874.

The Royal Mail plans ...

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