London did an extraordinary job as host of the 2012 Summer Olympics. I was impressed by so many large and small efforts over the fortnight. When the Olympic flame took home in the 204 "petals" that rose into a unified torch, I found it touching and perfect. Now, at the closing, each of those petals, with a name of each of the competing countries engraved, will be given to the respective country's committee as a token of participation. And what a beautiful token! What a remarkable event!
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