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London as the backdrop for beach volleyball

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A view of the Horse Guards Parade Beach Volleyball arena as the sun sets over London while Ricardo Santos and Pedro Cunha of Brazil play Joshua Binstock and Martin Reader of Canada during a preliminary match at the London Olympic games, Aug. 1.

As London prepares to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, some of its most iconic locations are being turned into athletic venues, including the Horse Guards Parade, which leads to Buckingham Palace and will be a beach volleyball court. NBC's Keith Miller reports.


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