Best Photos from the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

    How good was the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic games? It’s always exciting to go through the evening and watch all the national teams come out, flags waving, trying to spot out the big stars and get extra emotional when you see your own flag (usually when you come from a less than dominant nation) coming out of the tunnel.

    But this one was probably a bit better. Danny Boyle made an extra long feature film kind of production from the whole thing, that’ll be hard to beat in terms of impressiveness and memorability, although that’s what we say every time after an Olympic opening ceremony.

    Before it begins – Bringing in the clouds

    Red Arrows Fly Over

    London Rain, as Usual

    Some fun for the fans

    Fake Ancient Times Cricket

    That Game no one knows how it’s called

    Bradley Wiggins Ringing the Bell

    The Fake Industrial Revolution

    The Fire Ring

    Golden Rings

    The Lord Voldemort Puppet

    Rowan Atkinson / Mr. Bean Cameo

    Australia in the house

    Tower Bridge Fireworks

    Brazil Team Walk

    Independent Athletes not Attached

    Usain Bolt making an appearance

    Haircut of the Night

    Chris Hoy Leading Out Great Britain