Luxury, extravagance and London Olympics

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One of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for 11,000 British pounds a night. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

One of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for 11,000 British pounds a night. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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A pen and note paper with the address of the luxury apartments available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 British pounds a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

A pen and note paper with the address of the luxury apartments available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 British pounds a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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A maid adjusting the pillows in one of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 British pounds a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

A maid adjusting the pillows in one of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 British pounds a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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Reception room of a luxury penthouse apartments in London available for hire during 2012 Olympics for 11,000 pounds a night. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

Reception room of a luxury penthouse apartments in London available for hire during 2012 Olympics for 11,000 pounds a night. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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Main living room in one of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 pounds a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

Main living room in one of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 pounds a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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Interior in one of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 pounds a night- and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

Interior in one of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 pounds a night- and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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A maid adjusting cushions in a room of one of the luxury penthouse apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 pounds a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

A maid adjusting cushions in a room of one of the luxury penthouse apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 pounds a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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The kitchen area of the luxury apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 pounds - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

The kitchen area of the luxury apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 pounds - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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A butler seen in the kitchen of a luxury apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 British pounds (US$17,600) a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

A butler seen in the kitchen of a luxury apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 British pounds (US$17,600) a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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A reception room with baby grand piano and large desk in one of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 pounds a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

A reception room with baby grand piano and large desk in one of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 pounds a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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Reception room with baby grand piano and large desk in one of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 British pounds (US$17,600) a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

Reception room with baby grand piano and large desk in one of the five bedroom luxury penthouse apartments overlooking Hyde Park, London which is available for hire during the London 2012 Olympics for some 11,000 British pounds (US$17,600) a night - and includes a maid a butler and and Aston Martin car. AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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