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Opening Ceremony, Fireworks

Fireworks illuminate the sky during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London, England.

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Fireworks light up the sky during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at London's Olympic Stadium on July 27th, 2012. 

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Beatles Tribute

A giant cube displays images of British culture across the decades during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at London's Olympic Stadium on July 27th, 2012.

Olympics, Opening Ceremony

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Olympic Stadium

Searchlights over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games on July 27th, 2012. 

Paul McCartney, Olympics, Opening Ceremony

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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27th at the Olympic Stadium in London.

Olympics, Opening Ceremony, Queen Elizabeth, James Bond

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The Queen of England as a Bond Girl

A performer in the role of Queen Elizabeth II jumps out of a helicopter into the stadium during a James Bond-themed sketch for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27th in London.

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Emeli Sande

Scottish singer Emeli Sande performs "Abide With Me" during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Voldemort Vs. Poppins

The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games featured a wide-ranging celebration of British popular culture, including references to Mary Poppins, Harry Potter and Peter Pan.

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Will and Kate

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27th, 2012.

Vacant, tribute to British music

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Tribute to British Music

Performers pay tribute to decades of British music during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys perform during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27th, 2012 in London.

Team USA, Olympics

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Team USA

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 27th, 2012 in London.

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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27th, 2012 in London.

Dame Evelyn Glennie, Olympics, Opening Ceremony

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Dame Evelyn Glennie

Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie performs during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at the London's Olympic Stadium on July 27th, 2012. 

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Olympics, Opening Ceremony

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Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls perform before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at London's Olympic Stadium on July 27th, 2012.

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