Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics, celebrations across Japan

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) of Japan shakes hands with Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), during the Signature of the Host City Contract ceremony after Tokyo was selected as the city to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Buenos Aires September 7, 2013. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian 

 

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures as he speaks during Tokyo 2020 kick off rally in Tokyo August 23, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino 

 

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Japanese Olympians and Tokyo Olympic bidding committee members celebrate after hearing that Tokyo had been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kyodo

 

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Golden confetti is set off into the air during an event celebrating Tokyo being chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games, at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo. Reuters

 

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Participants wave inflatable clappers during an event celebrating Tokyo being chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games, at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo. Reuters/Yuya Shino 

 

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The Tokyo Stadium, one of the proposed Olympic stadiums for the 2020 Summer Olympic games, is seen in this computer-generated file handout image provided by the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee. Reuters.

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An aerial view shows people sitting in formation to the words "thank you" and displaying signs that collectively read "Arigato" (Thank You) during an event celebrating Tokyo being chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games, at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Reuters.

 

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Turks react after finding out that Tokyo was awarded the right to host the 2020 Summer Games as they watch it live on big screens in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul. Reuters/Murad Sezer 

 


Published Date: Sep 08, 2013 05:21 pm | Updated Date: Sep 08, 2013 05:21 pm

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