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Istanbul is looking for a logo in its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and wants the public to help decide.

Istanbul's 2020 bid committee said today it has posted five logos on its website as part of a poll in the next week.

Ottoman tulip design is the main theme in four of the logos, while the fifth uses a colorful, traditional tile-art design.

Hasan Arat, head of the 2020 bid, says in a statement on the committee's website that the logo will help Turkey promote its "dream" of hosting an Olympics that spans Europe and Asia.

Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid were shortlisted by the IOC last month. The host of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games will be announced on Sept. 7, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

June/14/2012

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