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Pictures: Opening ceremony
Three-hour spectacle opens two-week sports festival as crowd of 60,000 people gather in London's Olympic stadium.
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2012 00:12


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A general view of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.


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The Olympic rings converge together above performers.


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A performer playing the role of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II parachutes from a helicopter.


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The ceremony was created by artistic director Danny Boyle, the British film maker known for his movie Slumdog Millionaire. 


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Boyle focused heavily on the industries that revolutionised Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries.


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The event is thought to have cost $42m.


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The opening event kicks off a two-week festival of sport in which 16,000 athletes from 204 countries share the thrill of victory, and despair of defeat, with 11 million visitors.


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Artists performed in an Olympic Stadium packed with a buzzing crowd of 60,000 people.


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Actor Rowan Atkinson, known for his role as Mr Bean, took part in the ceremony.



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Picture shows a general view of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

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Picture shows a general view of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

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The Olympic rings converge together above performers during the opening ceremony.

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/London-Olympics-opening-ceremony?image_id=037TfhI2mV4L2REUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

The Olympic rings converge together above performers during the opening ceremony.

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A performer playing the role of Britain's Queen Elizabeth parachutes from a helicopter.

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A performer playing the role of Britain's Queen Elizabeth parachutes from a helicopter.

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The eccentric spectacle has for artistic director Danny Boyle, a British film maker famously known for his movie Slumdog Millionaire. 

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/London-Olympics-opening-ceremony?image_id=09919fH4qC7EIHANNIBALEPAEPA Images

The eccentric spectacle has for artistic director Danny Boyle, a British film maker famously known for his movie Slumdog Millionaire. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/London-Olympics-opening-ceremony?image_id=064U0uZ4t0ewS

Boyle focused heavily on the industries that revolutionised Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/London-Olympics-opening-ceremony?image_id=064U0uZ4t0ewSREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

Boyle focused heavily on the industries that revolutionised Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/London-Olympics-opening-ceremony?image_id=0eoYfTB2ML3nw

The event is supposed to have cost $42m.

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/London-Olympics-opening-ceremony?image_id=0eoYfTB2ML3nwREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

The event is supposed to have cost $42m.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/London-Olympics-opening-ceremony?image_id=02z5bvB81g8yB

The opening event kicks off a two-week festival of sport in which 16,000 athletes from 204 countries share the thrill of victory and despair of defeat with 11 million visitors.

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/London-Olympics-opening-ceremony?image_id=02z5bvB81g8yBREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

The opening event kicks off a two-week festival of sport in which 16,000 athletes from 204 countries share the thrill of victory and despair of defeat with 11 million visitors.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/London-Olympics-opening-ceremony?image_id=0bwRfjbauZaH9

Artists performed in an Olympic Stadium packed with a buzzing crowd of 60,000 people.

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/London-Olympics-opening-ceremony?image_id=0bwRfjbauZaH9REUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

Artists performed in an Olympic Stadium packed with a buzzing crowd of 60,000 people.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/London-Olympics-opening-ceremony?image_id=0albetz3rngpK

Actor Rowan Atkinson, known for his role as Mr Bean, performs during the opening ceremony.

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Actor Rowan Atkinson, known for his role as Mr Bean, performs during the opening ceremony.



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