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London stages parade at Games' end

Updated: September 10, 2012, 4:22 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Royal Air Force jets streaked through the sky above Buckingham Palace, leaving a red, white and blue trail of smoke as gold, silver and bronze medals gleamed below.

For the final extravaganza in an extraordinary summer in London, an estimated 1 million flag-waving Britons toasted the sporting heroes who have reawakened a recession-hit nation.

A party a decade in the making was coming to an end. And the athletes could hardly believe it as the parade of floats that had weaved ...

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