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Olympics Opening Ceremony London 2012 (PHOTOS)

The Olympics Opening Ceremony kicked off in London.

Olympics Opening Ceremony London 2012 (PHOTOS)

The opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics has begun in London, with iconic images of Britain's history.

Directed by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, the three-hour spectacle is expected to be viewed by one billion people, the BBC reported.

Through a combination of video and live action, the ceremony orchestrated the Queen appearing with Daniel Craig's James Bond as if she had parachuted from a helicopter.