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Photography project documents cities after they host Olympics

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After the flame of the games moves on to its next city, life returns to normal. Massive construction projects, signs, trinkets, and mascots all combined to showcase the host nation, but once the crowds move on what happens to those Olympic venues?

Photographers Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit went out around the world to examine host cities post-Olympics. The images include abandoned swimming pools, rusted buildings, worn out tracks, and discarded mascots. This is all part of their photo project The Olympic City.

Beijing games in 2008 cost between $40 and $44-billion making them the most expensive games ever.

Via CNN.