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HK to issue London Olympiad special stamps

(Xinhua)

13:45, July 12, 2012

HONG KONG, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Hongkong Post Thursday announced that a set of stamps with the theme "Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012" will be released for sale on July 27, when the London Olympics opens.

Adopting 3D-style graphics to highlight the exciting elements of the Games, the four stamps showcase a number of sports in which the Hong Kong Olympic team has participated, including windsurfing, rowing, badminton, archery, table tennis, cycling, swimming and athletics.

Embedded in the design of each stamp is a digit. With all four placed together, "2012" is spelled out. The stamps combine to form a complete sphere, with colorful cylinders that resemble fireworks to suggest the excitement and vitality of the Games.

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