Photo: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a press conference following Los Angeles City Council's vote on whether to give final approval for the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 25, 2017. (Lucy Nicholson/ Reuters)
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