Photos: Olympic Shock

From Chicago, to Rio, to Madrid, Tokyo and Copenhagen, the world anticipates the upcoming Olympic bid.

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A fans reacts with shock as the crowd in Chicago's Daley Plaza learned their city was eliminated in the first round of votes for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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Fans in Chicago's Daley Plaza were stunned after hearing Chicago lost its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic games.
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A Chicago 2016 supporter reacts in dismay after hearing Chicago lost its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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Sara Urban, from Cleveland, Ohio, shows off her altered sign after Chicago lost its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Chicago.
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A Chicago 2016 supporter reacts after the announcement from the 121st International Olympic Committee on the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Chicago was eliminated after the first vote in Copenhagen.
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Daniel Zainulbhai, from Chicago, waits in Daley Plaza for the announcement from the 121st International Olympic Committee on the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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A Chicago 2016 supporter reacts after Chicago lost its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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A Chicago 2016 supporter reacts in dismay after hearing that Chicago lost its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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Fans in Chicago's Daley Square were stunned after hearing Chicago lost its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic games.
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Patrick Sterk, left, and Nance Dulas, second left, wait in Daley Square for the announcement from the 121st International Olympic Committee on the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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Fans in Chicago's Daley Square were stunned after hearing Chicago lost its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic games.
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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Chicago 2016 CEO Pat Ryan leave the stage after they made a presentation in support of Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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Chicago 2016 supporters hold up a sign in Daley Square as they wait for the announcement from the 121st International Olympic Committee on the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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Kirsten Koe, a worker with Chicago's Olympic 2016 bid, puts up international flags in Daley Square in preparation for the announcement from the 121st International Olympic Committee on the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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Passersby take photos with their cell phones of the stage in Daley Square while waiting for the announcement from the 121st International Olympic Committee on the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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A worker with Chicago's Olympic 2016 bid, puts up international flags in Daley Square in preparation for the announcement from the 121st International Olympic Committee on the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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Television talk show host Oprah Winfrey applauds as the U.S. delegation makes its presentation in support of Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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President Barack Obama gestures as he sits with First Lady Michelle Obama and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley during the Chicago 2016 bid presentation at the 121st International Olympic Committee session in Copenhagen.
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A building promotes Chicago's bid for the Olympic Games in 2016 behind the Buckingham Fountain at Grant Park in Chicago.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama wave before departing in Air Force One from Kastrup Airport after attending the 121st International Olympic Committee session at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama leave after the Chicago 2016 bid presentation during the 121st International Olympic Committee session at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.
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President Barack Obama gestures as he leaves with Patrick G. Ryan, chairman and CEO of Chicago 2016 after the Chicago's bid presentation in Copenhagen.
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President Barack Obama greets his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, after she made an address during the Chicago 2016 bid presentation.
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President Barack Obama speaks during the Chicago 2016 bid presentation at the 121st International Olympic Committee session at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.
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President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle attend the Chicago 2016 Olympic presentation in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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President Barack Obama makes a presentation in support of Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on October 2, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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President Barack Obama greets IOC members after the Chicago 2016 bid presentation during the 121st International Olympic Committee session at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.
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President Barack Obama is introduced by first lady Michelle Obama before he makes a presentation in support of Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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President Barack Obama speaks with first lady Michelle Obama after he made a presentation in support of Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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President Barack Obama meets with Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Laurie S. Fulton after arriving at Kastrup airport before heading to the 121st International Olympic Committee session.
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US President Barack Obama's car is framed by the Olympic rings after he arrived to address the IOC members during the Chicago 2016 presentation.
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President Barack Obama smiles during the Chicago 2016 bid presentation at the 121st International Olympic Committee session in Copenhagen.
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President Barack Obama greets IOC member Britain's Princess Anne after the Chicago 2016 bid presentation in Copenhagen.
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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Chicago 2016 bid presentation. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday in Copenhagen.
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Security takes position as they wait for the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama ahead of the 121st International Olympic Committee session at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.
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Danish police officers line up on the tarmac as Air Force One arrives with U.S. President Barack Obama at Kastrup airport before he headed to the 121st International Olympic Committee session at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.
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First Lady Michelle Obama sits with television talk show host Oprah Winfrey at the opening ceremonies of the the 121st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session.
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Olympic President Jaques Rogge speaks at the Opening Ceremony of the 121st IOC Session at the Copenhagen Opera House in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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First Lady Michelle Obama stands with Oprah Winfrey as the Danish royal family enters the opening ceremonies of the the 121st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session and XIII Olympic Congress.
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First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Prince Albert of Monaco at a reception following the opening ceremonies of the the 121st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session and XIII Olympic Congress.
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Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 121st session of the International Olympic Congress in Copenhagen.
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First Lady Michelle Obama arrives for the opening ceremony for the 121st IOC session and XIII Olympic Congress in Copenhagen.
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Oprah Winfrey, Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley and his wife Maggie, attend the opening ceremony of the 121st IOC session and XIII Olympic Congress.
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A video screen, across the street from Daley Plaza, wishes good luck to the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid team.
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A volunteer hands out bracelets and leaflets calling for people to come watch Chicago 2016 Olympic bid results live at Daley Plaza, in Chicago.
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Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Danish Crown Princess Mary arrive to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 121st IOC Session.
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Oprah Winfrey arrives for the opening ceremony of the IOC Congress at the Copenhagen Opera House in Copenhagen.
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Standing in front of a backdrop photo of the Chicago skyline, First Lady Michelle Obama is hugged by television host Oprah Winfrey before speaking at a dinner in support Chicago hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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Supporters of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid cheer before the start of the opening ceremony of the 121st session of the International Olympic Congress in Copenhagen.
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First Lady Michelle Obama waves as she arrives at the Royal Palace in Copenhagen for a meeting with Denmark's Queen Margrethe. Michelle Obama has joined the Chicago 2016 Olympics bid team.
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First Lady Michelle Obama shakes hands with Denmark's Prince Henrik, the husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe, outside the Royal Palace in Copenhagen. Michelle Obama has joined the Chicago 2016 Olympics bid team.
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Former Olympic triple jumper Willie Banks, left, comforts Linda Mastandrea as she wipes tears away from her face whilst telling her story in support of Chicago's 1016 Olympic bid.
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Former Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci speaks in support of Chicago during a news conference held by the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid team in Copenhagen.
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Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Royal Palace in Copenhagen to join the team pitching Chicago for the 2016 Olympics.
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A delegate walks past an exhibition in the Bella center in Copenhagen. Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo are competing for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama arrives at Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport on Wednesday.
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Pat Ryan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago 2016, speaks at a dinner for Chicago 2016,Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Michelle Obama has joined the Chicago 2016 bid team who are competing with Tokyo, Madrid, and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday, Oct. 2, in Copenhagen.
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U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey gives a speech during a dinner held by the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid team at a hotel in Copenhagen, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Chicago is competing with Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen.
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U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey, right, followed by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, arrive for a dinner held by the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid team at a hotel in Copenhagen, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Chicago is competing with Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen.
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Standing in front of a backdrop of the Chicago skyline, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks at a dinner in support Chicago hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Copenhagen. Michelle Obama has joined the Chicago 2016 bid team who are competing with Tokyo, Madrid, and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday, Oct. 2, in Copenhagen.
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U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey, center, and Chicago mayor Richard M.Daley, left, and his wife Maggie, second from left, obscured, greets guests during a dinner held by the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid team at a hotel in Copenhagen, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Chicago is competing with Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen.
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Standing in front of a backdrop of the Chicago skyline, television talk show host Oprah Winfrey speaks before introducing U.S. first lady Michelle Obama at a dinner in support Chicago hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Copenhagen. Michelle Obama has joined the Chicago 2016 bid team who are competing with Tokyo, Madrid, and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday, Oct. 2, in Copenhagen.
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Standing in front of a backdrop of the Chicago skyline, Chicago Mayor Richard M.Daley speaks at a dinner in support Chicago hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Copenhagen. Michelle Obama has joined the Chicago 2016 bid team who are competing with Tokyo, Madrid, and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday, Oct. 2, in Copenhagen.
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Standing in front of a backdrop of the Chicago skyline, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley speaks at a dinner in support Chicago hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Copenhagen. Michelle Obama has joined the Chicago 2016 bid team who are competing with Tokyo, Madrid, and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday, Oct. 2, in Copenhagen.
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Standing in front of a backdrop of the Chicago skyline, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks at a dinner in support Chicago hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Copenhagen. Michelle Obama has joined the Chicago 2016 bid team who are competing with Tokyo, Madrid, and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday, Oct. 2, in Copenhagen.
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama greets Chicago 2016 bid team members, including U.S. track great Ed Moses, right, and former NBA player David Robinson, top left, at a hotel in Copenhagen before she meets with International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Copenhagen,Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Michelle Obama has joined the Chicago 2016 bid team who are competing with Tokyo, Madrid, and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday, Oct. 2, in Copenhagen.
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama stops to talk to waiting reporters as Pat Ryan, third right, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago 2016, and White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, right, look on at a hotel in Copenhagen before she meets with International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Copenhagen,Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. Michelle Obama has joined the Chicago 2016 bid team who are competing with Tokyo, Madrid, and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday, Oct. 2, in Copenhagen.
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Television host Oprah Winfrey and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett listen as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks at a dinner in support Chicago hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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Oprah Winfrey walks along a street in downtown Copenhagen Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009.
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Winfrey joined the Chicago 2016 bid team to compete with Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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Former U.S. Olympic athlete Michael Johnson and former U.S. national soccer team player Brandi Chastain and other members of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid team celebrate as they finish a fun run outside a hotel on the harbor in Copenhagen.
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Michelle Obama is greeted by Laurie S. Fulton, the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark after arriving in Copenhagen.
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Former U.S. Olympic athletes Michael Johnson, left, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee run with local children during a visit to an athletics ground in Copenhagen.
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Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley and the Danish born former NFL kicker Morten Andersen laugh during a press conference in Copenhagen.
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Former NFL kicker Morten Andersen, representing Chicago 2016, visits the Avedoere Monarchs during training in Copenhagen on Tuesday.
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee jokes with Dikembe Mutombo as they arrive in Copenhagen with the Chicago 2016 bid team.
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Basketball star Dikembe Mutombo spends time with Danish youth at the Stevnsgade Basketball Klub on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.
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Soccer star Brandi Chastain visits with Danish youth at BK Frem, a sports club best known for its semi-pro soccer team.
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Brazilian soccer legend Pele poses with children during a practice session in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Rio de Janeiro is competing with Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday in Copenhagen.
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Maggie Daley, front row sixth from left, the wife of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, former Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci, right, her husband former Olympic gymnast Bart Conner, left, U.S. gymnast Nastia Liukin, front row second right, and other members of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid team pose for a group photo as they arrive at Kastrup airport in Copenhagen, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.
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School children competing in an athletics event Monday Sept. 28, 2009 which marked the start of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) week in Copenhagen. Tokyo, Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro are competing for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen.
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Some of the school children competing in an athletics event Monday Sept. 28 2009 which marked the start of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) week in Copenhagen. Tokyo, Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro are competing for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen.
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President of the Tokyo 2016 bid and Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara arrives for a press meeting in Copenhagen, Monday Sept. 28, 2009. Tokyo is competing with Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen.
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President of the Tokyo 2016 bid and Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara speaks at press conference in Copenhagen, Monday Sept. 28, 2009. Tokyo is competing with Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen.
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A girl competes in the long jump during an athletics event Monday Sept. 28 2009 which marked the start of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) week in Copenhagen. Tokyo, Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro are competing for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen.
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In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, people relax at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Monday that Rio de Janeiro can win its bid for the 2016 Olympics and that he will "return from Copenhagen with a victory." The International Olympic Committee will decide Friday in Copenhagen whether Rio, Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid will win the race to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
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President of the Tokyo 2016 bid and Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara speaks at press conference in Copenhagen, Monday Sept. 28, 2009. Tokyo is competing with Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen.
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People relax at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009. Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Monday that Rio de Janeiro can win its bid for the 2016 Olympics and that he will "return from Copenhagen with a victory." The International Olympic Committee will decide Friday in Copenhagen whether Rio, Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid will win the race to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Supporters of Tokyo 2016 hold the city's bid flag.
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Pilot Robert Markert holds a Chicago 2016 flag.
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Maggie Daley, center, the wife of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, enjoying Copenhagen.
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Brazilian soccer legend Pele, center, kicks a ball prior to a street soccer match in Copenhagen.
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Vice President Tsunekazu Takeda and Ichiro Kono, the Chairman of the Tokyo 2016 Olympic bid attend a press conference in Copenhagen.
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Pele shows off a poster of him playing soccer as a young player for the Brazilian national team.
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NBC's Larry Wert with "The Admiral" David Robinson.
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NBC's Larry Wert with Mayor Daley in Copenhagen.
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Chicago 2016 Press Conference in Copenhagen, Sept. 29.
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Former U.S. Olympic athlete Michael Johnson, right, is overtaken as he jogs with local children during a visit to an athletics ground in Copenhagen, in their capacity as members of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid team, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. Chicago is competing with Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Vice President Tsunekazu Takeda and Ichiro Kono, the Chairman of the Tokyo 2016 Olympic bid attend a press conference in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Tokyo is competing with Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dige) ** DENMARK OUT **
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Ichiro Kono, the Chairman of the Tokyo 2016 Olympic speaks during a press conference in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Tokyo is competing with Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dige) ** DENMARK OUT **
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From left , Architect Paul Noritaka Tange, Vice President Tsunekazu Takeda, Ichiro Kono, the Chairman of the Tokyo 2016 Olympic bid and IT-designer and professor Shin-ichi Takemura, attend a press conference in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Tokyo is competing with Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dige) ** DENMARK OUT **
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Brazilian soccer legend Pele poses with a women's during a practice session in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Rio de Janeiro is competing with Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Tariq Mikkel Khan) ** DENMARK OUT **
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Daichi Suzuki, left, 1988 Olympic Swimming gold medalist, swims during a practice with young swimmers in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Tokyo is competing with Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)
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Japan's Daichi Suzuki, fifth from left, a 1988 Olympic Swimming gold medallist, and Danish swimmer Jeanette Ottesen, pose with young swimmers prior to a practice in Copenhagen, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. Tokyo is competing with Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)
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Japan's Daichi Suzuki, a 1988 Olympic Swimming gold medallist, right, is pictured during a practice with young swimmers in Copenhagen, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. Tokyo is competing with Chicago, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)
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Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley and the Danish born NFL-football player Morten Andersen of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid during a press meeting in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Chicago is competing with Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Tariq Mikkel Khan) ** DENMARK OUT **
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Chairman and CEO Patrick G. Ryan greets basketball players Dikembe Mutombo and David Robertson of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid during a press meeting in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Chicago is competing with Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Tariq Mikkel Khan) ** DENMARK OUT **
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Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chairman and CEO Patrick G. Ryan of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid during a press meeting in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Chicago is competing with Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Tariq Mikkel Khan) ** DENMARK OUT **
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Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chairman and CEO Patrick G. Ryan of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid during a press meeting in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Chicago is competing with Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Tariq Mikkel Khan) ** DENMARK OUT **
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Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley and athlete Michael Johnson of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid during a press meeting in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Chicago is competing with Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Tariq Mikkel Khan) ** DENMARK OUT **
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Former U.S. Olympic athlete Michael Johnson, center, signs autographs during a visit to an athletics ground in Copenhagen, in his capacity as a member of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid team, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. Chicago is competing with Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Former U.S. Olympic athletes Michael Johnson, second left, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, center, run with local children during a visit to an athletics ground in Copenhagen, in their capacity as members of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid team, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. Chicago is competing with Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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American Football NFL-player Morten Andersen of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid, centre, visits the Avedoere Monarchs during training in Copenhagen, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2009. Chicago is competing with Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The IOC will choose the winning city in a vote on Friday Oct. 2 in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Jens Panduro) ** DENMARK OUT **
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First Lady Michelle Obama gives a touching speech in Copenhagen, saying she wants the games to "be in the backyards of our kids to inspire them."
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Oprah and the First Lady will spend the next two days meeting with IOC members.
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Oprah Winfrey flew to Copenhagen in an attempt to warm up the IOC.
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Maggie Daley at dessert in Copenhagen flanked by Olympic stars Bart Connor and Nadia Comaneci.
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The Boeing 747 the Chicago 2016 bid team travelled on.
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Chicago 2016 written in the official orange color of the city's bid.
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United Airlines provided the Chicago2016 team with a plane.
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The Chicago 2016 Olympic symbol shined on the United Airlines plane leaving for Copenhagen.
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