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Kew Gardens Olympic rings unveiled

The rings will be in full flower for the summer games, starting in 100 days. Credit: Getty Images / London 2012

Flower displays of the Olympics rings have been unveiled in Kew Gardens to celebrate the 100 day countdown to the London 2012 games.

The Olympic rings are fifty metres long and contain 20,000 plants.

The flowers were planted five days ago by a team of volunteers and will be in full flower for the summer. The display will be visible from the Heathrow flight path.

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