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Security Details For the Royal Wedding

Unless you've been living under a rock the past few weeks, you know that Friday is the day for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Time/Yahoo reports on the security precautions for the event. From nut jobs to al Qaida, there are contingency plans for everything.

[S]nipers from London's Metropolitan Police will have taken their positions on rooftops throughout the city. If a bomb explodes along the parade route, police will siphon crowds into areas that have been blocked to traffic, and ambulances will follow predetermined routes to get victims to various hospitals. Should terrorists launch a Mumbai-style gun attack on the streets, armed commandos, waiting in undisclosed locations, will storm the area within minutes to take out the assailants.

Cost of security: $33 million. Number of police officers: 5,000. [More...]

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