Olympics Opening Ceremony

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The Olympic rings light up the stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMorry Gash, Pool)
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Audience members holding LED panels light up the stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip)
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Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh attends the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJae C. Hong)
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Actors perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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The President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge, left, and Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, back right, applaud as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, foreground right, arrives during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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Actors perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip)
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Irene Gonzalez, 13, of Madrid, holds a sign outside the Olympic Park at the Westfield mall ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Performers gather during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip)
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The Olympic rings light up the stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip)
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Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip)
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The British flag is carried in during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, back left, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, back right, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, front right, and his wife Samantha, front left, watch the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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Actors perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoEric Gay)
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Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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Performers gather during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip)
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Performers scales a representation of a smoke stack during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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A performer scales a representation of a smoke stack during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Performers gather during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoBruce Hanselman)
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An artist is lowered down during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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Actors scale chimneys during a performance at the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London.(AP PhotoMark Humphrey)
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Performers run through a scene during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMike Groll)
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Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman)
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Actors perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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The Olympic rings are illuminated with pyrotechnics as they are raised above the stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJae C. Hong)
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Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman)
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Performers gesture towards the Olympic rings as they are elevated from the stadium floor during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJae C. Hong)
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Actors perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMorry Gash)
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Spectators attend the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman)
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The Olympic rings are raised from the stadium floor during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMark Humphrey)
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Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins waves to the audience before ringing the Olympic Bell during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMark Humphrey)
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Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman)
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The Olympic rings are illuminated during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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Actors perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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The Olympic rings are illuminated during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMorry Gash)
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Actors perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMorry Gash)
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The Olympic rings come together during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMorry Gash)
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The Olympic rings are illuminated during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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Illuminated Olympic rings hang over performing actors during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMark Humphrey)
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The Olympic rings are lit with pyrotechnics during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman)
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The Olympic rings are lit with pyrotechnics during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman)
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during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMike Groll)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, gestures during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJae C. Hong)
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Performers carry props during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoJae C. Hong)
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Performers dressed as a Pearly King and Queen are seen as the Olympic rings are illuminated during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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Performers are silhouetted as the Olympic rings are illuminated during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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Performers dressed as a Pearly King and Queen are seen as the Olympic rings are illuminated during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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The Olympic rings light up the stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoMorry Gash, Pool)
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Performers gather during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip)
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Actors perform during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP PhotoEric Gay)

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