In London officially opened the Olympic Games

In London, at the Olympic Stadium, the solemn opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. The ceremony began with a colorful show called "The Island of Miracles", during which 80 thousand spectators in the stadium and hundreds of millions - around the world, was introduced to the history of Britain, its treasures, achievements, samples of culture and science. The director of the show was Danny Boyle, known for his film "The Beach", "Trainspotting" and "Slumdog Millionaire." After the show was the start of the traditional parade of countries in which it was attended by representatives of 204 states. Olympic flame lit at this time, young athletes, the future Olympic "hope" of Great Britain. The first Olympic medals will compete on July 28, and the game will end on August 12.

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

Fireworks mark the opening of Summer Olympic Games (Lefteris Pitarakis / AP Photo / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

Speech by the actors at the opening of the Olympic Games. (EWEL SAMAD / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

Olympic flame. (Dylan Martinez / REUTERS / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

The audience held LED-panels, forming a different label. (Morry Gash / AP Photo / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

Speech by the actors at the opening of the Olympic Games. (EWEL SAMAD / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge and the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams at the opening of the Olympic Games. (Matt Dunham / AP Photo / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

Speech by the actors at the opening of the Olympic Games. (Jae C. Hong.AP Photo / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

Speech by the actors at the opening of the Olympic Games. (Matt Dunham / AP Photo / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

Speech by the actors at the opening of the Olympic Games. (JEWEL SAMAD / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

Speech by the actors at the opening of the Olympic Games. (JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

Photo: LEON NEAL / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

Photo: LEON NEAL / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

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In London officially opened the Olympic Games

General view of the opening of the Olympic Games. (FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

General view of the opening of the Olympic Games. (FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games

General view of the opening of the Olympic Games. (Matt Dunham / AP Photo / Scanpix)

In London officially opened the Olympic Games