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London mayor Boris gets stuck on zip wire

(1 Aug 2012) STORYLINE: London's mayor provided comic relief to Olympic audiences on Wednesday, by getting stuck midway on a zip wire. Boris Johnson was seen dangling in midair briefly Wednesday when he joined the crowds at an open-air viewing site at east London's Victoria Park. The crowds responded with laughter. Photographs of the mayor - dressed in a suit and helmet and clutching two Union Jack flags while dangling on the wire - quickly spread on online social media networks. A spokeswoman at his office chuckled about Wednesday's mishap and said Johnson was doing fine. "Fortunately, the mayor survived his first zip wire experience," a statement from his office said. "Clearly the judges are likely to mark him down for artistic interpretation." "Unlike Team GB, he won't be bagging any gold medals today but he remains unbowed," it added. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9e5556b01f71a9553dde7551f25c6559 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

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