27 July 2012 21:35
London 2012 opening ceremony in pictures

Spectacular fireworks errupted around the Olympic Stadium after the lighting of the cauldron.



Spectacular fireworks errupted around the Olympic Stadium after the lighting of the cauldron. (© Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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  • Spectacular fireworks errupted around the Olympic Stadium after the lighting of the cauldron. (© Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
  • The Olympic cauldron is lit to mark the official start of the 2012 Games. (© David Goldman/AP/Press Association Images)
  • The Olympic cauldron is lit by seven teenagers nominated by great Olympians. (© Mark Baker/AP/Press Association Images)
  • Sir Steve Redgrave carries the torch into the stadium during the London Olympic Games 2012 opening ceremony. (© Picture by: Owen Humphreys/POOL Wire/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
  • Team GB's athletes make their way around the stadium, lead by Chris Hoy. (© John Giles/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
  • David Beckham on route to the stadium by speed boat bearing the torch. (© 2012 Getty Images)
  • Germany's contingent takes part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. (© Marus Sezer Reuters)
  • Brazil's flag bearer, Rodrigo Pessoa, holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes' parade. (© Jorge Silva Reuters)
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