Paris just lost their bid to host the 2012 Olympics a week before we arrived. According to a friend, if you had been reading the French media, you simply could not understand how any other city could possibly have put together a proposal as good as theirs; clearly, they had the best logo, the best facilities, everything. The election must have been rigged, accused the editorials. Stickers and flags like this still adorned some shops and metro cars.

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July 19, 2005

More photos taken in/at Paris (49), France (102).
More photos with (a) sign (28).

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