Article updated: 8/13/2012 9:34 AM

Back to reality: Britain bounces back after games

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The Olympic flag is handed from London Mayor Boris Johnson, left, to the International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday in London.

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Basking in post-Olympic glory, Britain succumbed to reality Monday with commuters venturing back to work and Heathrow Airport experiencing one of its busiest days ever. Some 116,000 people were expected to leave Monday from Heathrow, London's busiest hub, an exodus that includes some 6,000 athletes and Prime Minister David Cameron going on his vacation. Heathrow usually handles about 95,000 passengers a day.
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