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London: Oyster Card or Travelcard?

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I'm confused about these two cards--do I need both for travel in and around London? I'm visiting for a week and thought I could get by with just the Oyster card.Does the Oyster card expire after 24 hours?

Here's what I read that caused the confusion:
If you're travelling regularly, a London Travelcard or Bus Pass can easily be loaded onto your Oyster. Travelcards and Bus Passes can be purchased for 1 day (Travelcards only), 1 week, 1 month or 1 year's travel. You can combine a Travelcard or Bus Pass with pre-pay Oyster credit to ensure you get the best value for money on your London travel tickets.

Thanks for your help.

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