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Saw three military helicopters yesterday afternoon flying in line in that looping pattern that the always did when Tony Blair was coming to Belfast. I assume it was a practice run of some sort.

Also yesterday it seems that the poor bloody infantry were performing the heroic and noble task of shoveling all the garbage from the side of the Tirana-Durres highway onto trucks - presumably to be dumped somewhere else. Presumably they also stopped when they got to the airport turn-off.

The press are beginning to appear on the streets with their satellite dishes and big cameras, getting in everybody's way as they usually do.

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