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Fireworks ignite during the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.
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People celebrate the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic countdown clock in Trafalgar Square.
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The Red Arrows, the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force, fly over Olympic Stadium during the opening Ceremony.
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The Olympic cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony.
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Actors perform during the opening ceremony.
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Dancers perform in a scene dramatizing the struggle between life and death during the opening ceremony.
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Performers depict a traditional view of the English countryside during the opening ceremony.
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Performers depicting Mary Poppins float inside the stadium.
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Actors perform in a sequence meant to represent Britain's National Health Service.
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An actress performs in front of a depiction of Lord Voldemort of the Harry Potter series.
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An actor, dressed as a dove, bicycles through the air during the opening ceremony. 75 "dove bikes" were ridden into the stadium, symbolizing the doves of peace traditionally released during the Olympic Games.
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British actor Rowan Atkinson in his role as Mr Bean performs during the ceremony during a rendition of Chariots of Fire.
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Dancers perform during the "Night Out" scene.
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Performers wearing jet packs fly into the sky.
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Spectators, dressed in the colors of the flag of Great Britain, wave the national flag during the opening ceremony.
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The Olympic rings are illuminated with pyrotechnics as they are raised above the stadium.
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Fireworks illuminate the sky above the stadium.
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Fireworks illuminate the Olympic Stadium.
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Members of the U.S. team take part in the delegation parade.
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Fireworks explode above the iconic Tower Bridge over the River Thames in central London, decorated with Olympic rings.
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