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Queen's Effigy Burned In Argentina Protest
Left-wing protesters have staged a demonstration against Britain's involvement in the International Olympics Committee in Buenos Aires.
Around 250 demonstrators chanted anti-British slogans and burned an effigy of the Queen and a Union Flag outside the committee.
The protest was the latest by the Quebracho group that in April last year staged demonstrations in front of the British Embassy in the Argentinian capital.
The Quebracho group stages rallies calling for the Falkland Islands to be handed over to Argentine sovereignty in the wake of the 1982 Falklands War.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decider later today between Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul for the next city to host the Olympic Games.
After a two-year campaign, the three cities spent their final full day of campaigning on Friday attempting to secure last-minute support for their bids.
Tokyo has been seen as a slight favourite, but its status has been undermined by concerns over the leak of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima plant.
Madrid, once discounted because of Spain's financial problems, has generated late interest and could be poised for a surprise win.
But Istanbul, with the civil war in neighbouring Syria and possible military strikes against Bashar al Assad's regime, looks like an outsider.
Madrid Mayor Ana Botella said: "There are all kinds of predictions, all kinds of bets, but the only numbers that matter are the ones from the votes on Saturday afternoon."
IOC members vote by secret ballot. Some members will make a decision after the three cities stage their final 45-minute presentations today.
A British think-tank has also suggested that the cultural legacy of the Paralympics has let down disabled artists.
Demos also suggested benefits including participation and engagement were short term.
The concerns, in a review titled One Year On, have been raised by leading disabled artists and creative experts who suggest there has been more focus on sport than the arts.