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Want to see the Olympic cauldron? Got a helicopter?

London Mayor Boris Johnson had an answer for people who said, hey — wait a minute — I can't see the Olympic flame at all from outside the stadium. Just ascend the Orbit, the towering structure in Olympic Park with an observation deck at the top.

So we did. And what did we find? If you really peer out and stretch your neck, you can see a little bit of the cauldron and its flames, sitting in the distance looking like a small rubbish-bin fire. The mayor, it seems, wins on a technicality.

Plans are under way to move it to a more prominent location, albeit one still within the stadium.

— Yesica Fisch and Masha Macpherson

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