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London Olympic Flame

from Mail Online

Olympic cauldron built in 'Bond-style gadget workshop' says architect as organisers vow to make giant flame carbon neutral

Olympic Opening Ceremony-London 2012. This series of photographs shows each of the 204 copper and steel petals of the Olympic cauldron being lit before being lifted up to form one giant flame. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick.

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from Yahoo Sport

Olympic history: London 1948

The opening ceremony of the 1948 London Olympic games. I have to say the importance of winning has changed a bit with endorsements.

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from Mail Online

Britain fires up the world: London gets the 2012 Games under way with the Greatest Show On Earth (rounded off by Macca, of course)

The Cauldron was formed by 204 petals, one for each nation competing

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The Queen waves during an engagement - At 86 years of age she is the hardest worker I have ever known. Her part in the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony was truly fantastic and brought a tear of happiness to my eye! I am very proud to be English and celebrated her Diamond Jubilee celebrations earlier this year too. Long live the Queen!

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from Mail Online

Olympic cauldron built in 'Bond-style gadget workshop' says architect as organisers vow to make giant flame carbon neutral

Spectacular: It may be far smaller and lighter than previous cauldrons, bu there can be no denying the impact the flame had at the opening ceremony

from Mail Online

Picture special: Highlights of Danny Boyle's spectacular and explosive Olympics Opening Ceremony

Moment of glory: Seven young athletes carry the Olympic flame around the stadium, a symbol of the Games' legacy

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from Mail Online

Olympic torch lights up London... and it's absolutely fabulous: Tens of thousands line streets as flame arrives at Buckingham Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were joined by 40 children from the Team GB Ambition Programme as they watched Wai-Ming hand over the London 2012 Olympic Torch to John Hulse. July 26, 2012

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from Mail Online

Mission accomplished: After 70 days and 8,000 miles, the Olympic torch sweeps up the Thames to wave of cheers for flame's big day

Handout photo issued by LOCOG of the Olympic Flame on the Royal rowbarge Gloriana

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from Telegraph.co.uk

London 2012 Olympics: Lighting the Olympic Flame

London 2012 Olympics: Lighting the Olympic Flame - The Olympic Flame burns during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics Picture: AP

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from the Guardian

London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony – as it happened

A group of seven young athletes light the Olympic Cauldron