A view of the iconic Tower Bridge, right, over the river Thames, right, and The Shard, left, a newly-constructed high-rise building that is western Europe’s tallest, in London,Wednesday, July 4, ... more 
A view of the iconic Tower Bridge, right, over the river Thames, right, and The Shard, left, a newly-constructed high-rise building that is western Europe’s tallest, in London,Wednesday, July 4, 2012 ahead of the official Inauguration on Thursday, July 5, 2012. The Shard is 309.6 meters tall (1,016 feet) and features high quality offices, a 5-star hotel with more than 200 rooms and suites and 3 floors of restaurants. It will also feature exclusive super prime residential apartments and the top levels will consist of the capital's highest public viewing gallery offering 360° views of London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lefteris Pitarakis
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 2:42 PM EDT