Grand Opening Ceremony at the London Games

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The Queen officially declared the games open. A group of seven young athletes had the honor of lighting up 205 petals ( number of competing nations) of the ceremonial flame.

The flame was brought by Beckham over Thames on a speedboat. That’s dramatic!

The show took the watching world through “great revolutions in British society”, from an agricultural setting through to the Industrial Revolution itself. BBC reported.

Steelmakers forging material that transformed into golden Olympic rings.

Famous TV screen artist Mr. Bean and movie star James bond also took part in celebrations.

Thousands of fans also gathered at other outdoor locations across the capital to watch the spectacular show on big screens.

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