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Olympics 2012 Photos: Opening Ceremony & More

London kicked off the 2012 Olympics with a lavish ceremony featuring everyone from Will & Kate to Paul Simon and a flock of sheep. See photos.

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he Olympic rings are illuminated with pyrotechnics as they are raised above the stadium
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A person dressed as Queen Elizabeth II parachutes into the Olympic stadium during the Opening Ceremony
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Beckham and the torch en route to ceremony in a speed boat
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ctors perfrom during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics
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Fireworks at Tower Bridge in London before the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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This is it: London 2012 gets under way
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Actors perform in a sequence meant to represent Britain's National Health Service (NHS)
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Smoke from fireworks surrounds the iconic Tower Bridge over the River Thames in central London, decorated with Olympic rings, during the Opening Ceremony
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Multiple “Mary Poppins” characters descending into the Olympic Stadium in London on Friday during the opening ceremony.
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Fireworks explode above the iconic Tower Bridge over the River Thames in central London, decorated with Olympic rings, during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London
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Bawa from Ghana runs with the Olympic Torch in Nottinghamshire on the 28 June, for London 2012's international sports legacy programme International Inspiration.
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Ghana's Team
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Paralympic athletes and Ghana Olympic team interact
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Dr. Andrew Owusu, the former national long jump and current triple jump record holder, has been offering specialist training to long jumper Ignisious Gaisah
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