The Olympics ended without any terror incidents or disruptive demonstrations, but police say their jobs are far from over. Some 7,000 officers will be on hand to police the upcoming Nottinghill Carnival, and the same number will help secure the Paralympics, which don't end until next month.
That means no vacations until then.
"I'm very proud that we didn't have anything serious to deal with, but that was because of a lot of hard work done by a lot of people," Chris Allison with Scotland Yard tells The Associated Press. "The focus has been exactly where we wanted — on the sport and not security."
Some 250 people were arrested during the games.
— Paisley Dodds — Twitter http://twitter.com/paisleydodds
EDITOR'S NOTE — "Eyes on London" shows you the Olympics through the eyes of Associated Press journalists across the 2012 Olympic city and around the world. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.