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Buckingham Palace is all lit up for the 2012 Olympics

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Self-portraits by 200,000 children are projected April 19 onto Buckingham Palace to form portraits of Queen Elizabeth in central London.  The portraits were collected by the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts to celebrate the nation's children in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  

 

 

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Thousands of British children's faces illuminated Buckingham Palace on Thursday night to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. NBC's Ali Jones spoke to the participating children.

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A diverse community in East London will welcome the world to Britain for the 2012 Olympic Games. Meet residents and hear how they feel about having a huge, world stage in their backyard.