HIGHLIGHTS: #London2012 Opening Ceremony

Live blog of the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad - the 2012 Summer Games in London, United Kingdom

MANILA, Philippines – Let the games begin!

After seven years of planning, the Games of the XXX Olympiad – the formal designation for the 2012 Summer Olympics – officially began in a gleaming new stadium in a once rundown area of east London with a show devised by “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle.

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– With Agence France-Presse / Rappler.com