Olympic venues photographed from above

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A number of Olympic venues have been captured from above in these stunning images

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The Olympic Stadium and the ArcelorMittal Orbit

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Here we see the Olympic hockey arena, located in the Olympic park

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Shanaze Reade will be hoping to claim Olympic gold here on the BMX track

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The Olympic Park in all its glory with the Stadium, Aquatics Centre and Water Polo Arena

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The athlete's village is in the forground here with the Basketball arena seen just behind the flats

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This is the Lee Valley White Water Centre, which will host the Olympic water water events

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A view of the Olympic Park looking out over East London and beyond

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And looking the other way towards central London and the new Shard building

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An aerial view of the athlete's village

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The velodrome looks stunning in the Olympic Park

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Here we see the velodrome, BMX track and the Basketball Arena

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Hopefully the Union flag will often be flying here at the Aquatics Centre

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This is not quite a venue but thousands will be watching the Games here at the Hyde Park live site

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Preparations for the opening ceremony are well underway in the Olympic Stadium

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The Olympic Velodrome and BMX track

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London's Tower Bridge is also in the Olympic spirit with the Olympic rings on display

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The Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, south-east London will host the Olympic shooting events

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The beach volleyball venue looks stunning in amongst the great architecture of Horse Guards Parade

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The opening ceremony will take place in the Olympic Stadium, which looks amazing