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Fireworks ring the perimeter of Olympic Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Dancers with light bars perform during the opening ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A spire of torches come together in the center of Olympic Stadium as the official flame is lit to begin the London 2012 Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A performer is encased in a translucent ball during the opening ceremonies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Two-time Olympic champion fencer Mariel Zagunis holds the American flag as members of the United States Olympic team participate in the opening ceremonies of London 2012.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A segment on rock music is part of the festivities at Olympic Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Ambrose / Los Angeles Times

Team USA members ham it up for their cameras as they enter Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Paul McCartney vamps on stage as he performs "Hey Jude" to close the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics at Olympic Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Fireworks light up Olympic Stadium during during the opening ceremony of London 2012.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

The Olympic rings are assembled above Olympic Stadium at the opening ceremony Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lars Baron / Getty Images

The opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Gilham / Getty Images

Performers go through their paces during the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hannibal / EPA

Actors (and fowl) perform during the opening ceremony Friday at the 2012 Summer Olympics,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press

Performers spread out on the field of Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Morry Gash / Associated Press

A fan shows her British pride at the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics at Olympic Stadium on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A fan holds a Mexican flag during opening ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics at Olympic Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Performers portray nurses during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics on Friday at the Olympic Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ian Langsdon / EPA

A scene from the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hannibal / EPA

Taking part in the opening ceremony for the Olympics were the Chelsea Pensioners -- retirees from the British military.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kerim Okten / EPA

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, enjoy the atmosphere during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

A performer in the role of Queen Elizabeth II parachutes out of a helicopter hovering above the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lars Baron / Getty Images

The colors of the Union Jack flag are highlighted Friday during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kerim Okten / EPA

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ian Walton / Getty Images

The Olympic rings glow above the stadium in a scene depicting the Industrial Revolution during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Friday in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Humphrey / Associated Press

Dancers are seen in silhouette as they perform during the opening ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated Press

An overview of Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Games in London on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ettore Ferrari / EPA

Performers hold illuminated rods during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Humphrey / Associated Press

The opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris McGrath / Getty Images

Olympic Stadium glows blue and green during the opening ceremony of Summer Games on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press

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The opening ceremony for the London Olympics was held on July 27.
Framework presents a glimpse of the pageantry, the excitement, the color and the life which opened the 2012 Summer Games.

9 Comments

  1. July 27, 2012, 5:24 pm

    magnificent opening ceremony in swingin' London! Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the World! Long live the Queen!

    By: union jack
  2. July 27, 2012, 7:48 pm

    What was your favorite part of the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics? Vote at Nationwidevotes.com

    By: Nwvotes
  3. July 27, 2012, 11:23 pm

    As a Brit I thought it might be interesting to kick things off.

    The opening ceremony was chaotic, crazy and totally wonderful – the director Boyle managed to highlight those aspects of British life which define us: our green and pleasant land which has none of the geographical or meteorological extremes that other countries have to endure; the Industrial Revolution that went on to change the world and gave us so much of our wealth; the much loved and much respected National Health Service (and especially the Great Ormond Street Hospital for children) ; the music and films that have entertained us and pretty much everyone else over the years and finally our sense of fair play – evident when the final torch holders/cauldron lighters were chosen not because they were past Olympians but because they had the hope of being ones in the future….

    It wasn't perfect and yes, it was an idealised depiction of our country and it certainly wasn't as polished as Beijing – but I think it was definitely more fun…

    By: Mishka67
  4. July 27, 2012, 11:33 pm

    As a Brit I thought it might be interesting to kick things off. Thought it was wonderul

    By: Mishka67
  5. July 30, 2012, 8:21 pm

    I really enjoyed the Opening ceremonties of the Olympics.

  6. July 30, 2012, 8:23 pm

    The Olympics ceremony was great!

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