2012 Olympic Games – Opening Ceremony

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: General View as the Olympic Cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Olympic flag is carried by Daniel Barenboim, Sally Becker, Shami Chakrabati CBE, Leymah Gbowee, Haile Gebrselassie, Doreen Lawrence OBE, Ban Ki-moon and Marina Silva during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: General View as fireworks illuminate the sky during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Sir Paul McCartney performs during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Torchbearer Sir Steve Redgrave hands the Olympic Flame over to seven young athletes who present Britain's hopes for the next Olympics during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Fireworks over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games near Olympic Park on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Olympics - Opening Day
Olympics - Opening Day
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Fireworks over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Park on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Fireworks go off over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: General view as fireworks illuminate the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Olympic flame burns in the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Olympic flame burns in the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: An artist performs on a bicycle during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: General view as fireworks illuminate the sky during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: LOCOG Chair Lord Sebastian Coe speaks during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Searchlights over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world have gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad. London plays host to the 2012 Olympic Games which will see 26 sports contested by 10,500 athletes over 17 days of competition. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Mariel Zagunis of the United States Olympic fencing team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: A performer in a giant ball is passed around during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force aerobatic team fly over the olympic park during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Kenneth Branagh performs as Shakespeare's Isambard Kingdom Brunel, during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Olympic rings are assembled above the stadium in a scene depicting the Industrial Revolution during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: A general view of the the set depicting the English countryside during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Olympics - Opening Day
Olympics - Opening Day
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Red Arrows fly over the Olympic Stadium ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Olympic Park on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Performers depict the industrial revolution during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Union Flag is flown during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Performers depict a traditional view of the English countryside during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge look on ahead of the Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony on July 27, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world have gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad. London plays host to the 2012 Olympic Games which will see 26 sports contested by 10,500 athletes over 17 days of competition. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Performers depict the industrial revolution during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: (L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are seen during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Performers dance in a scene in tribute of The Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children and the NHS during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: A large Voldemort from the Harry Potter book series looms over performers during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: British actor Rowan Atkinson in his role as Mr Bean takes part in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: David Beckham passes under Tower Bridge driving a speedboat named 'Max Power' which carries the Olympic Torch carried by torchbearer Jade Bailey on July 27, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world have gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad. London plays host to the 2012 Olympic Games which will see 26 sports contested by 10,500 athletes over 17 days of competition. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Performers from the GOSH - Great Ormond Street Hospital perform during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Gary Connery and Mark Sutton parachute into the stadium as part of short James Bond film featuring Daniel Craig and The Queen during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Artists perfrom during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Rings representing both the Olympics and the Industrial Revolution are lit and lifted during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Morry Gash - IOPP Pool /Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Olympic rings are assembled above the stadium in a scene depicting the Industrial Revolution during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Performers depict a view of the English countryside during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Performers dance in a scene depicting the struggle between life and death during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Lauren Jackson of the Australian Olympic basketball team carries her country's flag as she leads the Australian team into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Australian team walk the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Fireworks explode from Tower Bridge during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Queen Elizabeth II attends the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Natascha Keller of the Germany Olympic hockey team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: An image of sprinter Usain Bolt is projected onto the House of Parliament during a light show to mark the start of the 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Performers represent victims of the July 7 bombings during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Members of the German Olympic team enter the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Sir Chris Hoy of the Great Britain Olympic cycling team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Usain Bolt of the Jamaica Olympic athletics team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 at Olympic Park in London, England. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Fireworks go off over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Members of the Spain team parade through the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Sarah Attar of Saudi Arabia enters the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. Attar is one of the first female athletes to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Sir Chris Hoy of the Great Britain Olympic cycling team carries his country's flag as he leads Great Britain into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Fireworks over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games near Olympic Park on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Olympic flame is brought into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Danny Boyle, the director of the opening ceremony reacts during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Toby Melville - IOPP Pool /Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Sir Chris Hoy of the Great Britain Olympic cycling team carries his country's flag as he leads Great Britain into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Olympic Cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Chair of LOCOG, Lord Sebastian Coe speaks during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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