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In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics

July 28, 2012, 2:18 am
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Actors perform during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics 2012. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins waves to the crowd after ringing a giant bell during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • A general view of the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics 2012. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Actors scale chimneys during a performance at the Opening Ceremony. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Performers gesture towards the Olympic rings. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • A scene depicting the era of the Industrial Revolution during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, attends the Opening Ceremony.
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Rings representing both the Olympics and the Industrial Revolution are lit and lifted. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • A performer in the role of Queen Elizabeth II parachutes out of a helicopter. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • A giant figure stands out during the Opening Ceremony of London Olympics 2012. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • The spectators watch a performance during the Opening Ceremony. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, center, Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, right, and IOC President Jacques Rogge, left, attend the Opening Ceremony. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Fireworks explode above the iconic Tower Bridge over the River Thames in central London. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Fireworks draw to an end the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Drummers perform during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Performers dance in a scene in tribute of The Great Ormond Street Hospital. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • British singer Dizzee Rascal performs during the Opening Ceremony. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Performers stand in the formation of a peace sign. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Lauren Jackson of the Australia Olympic basketball team carries her country's flag. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Canada's Simon Whitfield carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • China's Jianlian Yi carries the national flag. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Natascha Keller carries the Germany flag. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Alexandros Nikolaidis of the Greece Olympic taekwondo team carries his country's flag. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • India: Sushil Kumar carries the Indian flag at the Opening Ceremony of London Olympics 2012. (AP Photo)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Maria Sharapova of Russia carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Chris Hoy of the Great Britain Olympic cycling team carries his country's flag. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • IOC President Jacques Rogge (L) and LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe look on during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Torchbearer Sir Steve Redgrave hands the Olympic Flame over to seven young athletes during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • A young athlete who is joined by six others representing Britain's hopes for the next Olympics carries the Olympic torch during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • The Olympic flame burns in Cauldron during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • The Olympic Cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony of the London Games. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • Paul McCartney performs during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)
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  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics
  • In pics: Opening Ceremony, 2012 London Olympics