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Fresh fruits are on display as Olympic athletes (Credit: AP)

Fresh fruits are on display as Olympic athletes dine at the dining hall inside the Olympic Village in London. (July 31, 2012)

Olympics: the athletes' dining hall

Where the Olympians eat is no ordinary cafeteria. It's a food court extraordinaire, offering the world's elite athletes healthy, hearty food and fuel, 24 hours a day.

Brunei's runner Ak Hafiy Tajuddin Bin Pg Rositi
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Brunei's runner Ak Hafiy Tajuddin Bin Pg Rositi outside the main dining hall in the Olympic Village at the Olympic Park in east London. (July 24, 2012)

An athlete waits to be served in the
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An athlete waits to be served in the main dining hall inside the London 2012 Olympic Village in Stratford in east London. (July 24, 2012)

An athlete waits to be served in the
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An athlete waits to be served in the main dining hall inside the London 2012 Olympic Village in Stratford in east London. (July 24, 2012)

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Russian team members eat in the main dining
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Russian team members eat in the main dining hall inside the 2012 Olympic Village in London. (July 24, 2012)

A Canadian team member peruses the beverage options
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A Canadian team member peruses the beverage options in the main dining hall inside the London 2012 Olympic Village in Stratford in east London. (July 24, 2012)

Fresh fruits are on display as Olympic athletes
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Fresh fruits are on display as Olympic athletes dine at the dining hall inside the Olympic Village in London. (July 31, 2012)

Olympic athletes queue up at the McDonald's inside
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Olympic athletes queue up at the McDonald's inside the dining hall at the Olympic Village in London. (July 31, 2012)

Police patrol as Olympic athletes dine at the
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Police patrol as Olympic athletes dine at the dining hall inside the Olympic Village in London. (July 31, 2012)

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A Japanese coach talks on his phone while
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A Japanese coach talks on his phone while Olympic athletes dine at the dining hall inside the Olympic Village in London. (July 31, 2012)

Olympic athletes and training personnel dine at the
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Olympic athletes and training personnel dine at the dining hall inside the Olympic Village in London. (July 31, 2012)

Olympic athletes dine at the dining hall inside
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Olympic athletes dine at the dining hall inside the Olympic Village in London. (July 31, 2012)

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