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Amazing pictures of the London 2012 opening ceremony

Check out more amazing pictures from the London 2012 opening ceremony.
We were told the London 2012 opening ceremony would be the greatest show on earth...
Fireworks finish off the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.
And they definitely didn't disappoint! The three-hour long show was watched by millions around the world.
Olympic fireworks.
Harry Potter author J.K Rowling read a children's story as part of the ceremony - not that the show needed anymore magic!
J.K Rowling read a children's story as part of the ceremony
A big section of the show celebrated all of the amazing children's stories which have been written in the UK which included this guy, Lord Voldermort!
A puppet of Lord Voldemort appeared at the opening ceremony.
Kids played a big role in the ceremony. These guys performed as part of a piece about the famous Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
Children jumped on trampoline beds as part of the show.
David Beckham had a starring role too, he took the Olympic flame on a James Bond style journey down the river Thames on a speed boat!
David Beckham had a starring role taking the Olympic flame on a James Bond style journey down the river Thames on a speed boat.
The ceremony's creator Danny Boyle wanted to show how Britain has changed over time, like this scene from the Industrial Revolution.
A scene showing Britain's industrial past from the Olympic opening ceremony.
The Olympic cauldron was made up of 204 copper petals, one to represent each country taking part.
Olympic cauldron being lit.
Super cyclist Sir Chris Hoy was given the honour of carrying the flag for Team GB.
Sir Chris Hoy carried the Team GB flag.
The theme of the ceremony was the "Isles of Wonder" and it started with a scene from the English countryside.
A scene showing the theme of the 'Isles of Wonder'.
One of the big surprises was that seven young athletes were picked to light the Olympic cauldron. Organisers hope that it will help to inspire a future generation to get into sport.
Seven young torch bearers lit the final flame.
We were promised to see the best of British and it didn't get much better than seeing a stunt James Bond and Queen parachute out of a helicopter.
A stunt James Bond and Queen parachute into the stadium.