2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

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  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • Legendary boxer and Olympic gold medalist Muhammad Ali
  • London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • Three-time Olympic gold medalist, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Living Diorama

London's opening ceremony wasn't all just fun and games. Organizers took the opportunity to stage elaborate sets dating back to pivotal points in U.K. history. 

(Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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