London Olympics' Opening Ceremonies (44 images)

Photos from the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympics on July 27, 2012 in Stafford, London. The show, created by Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle, celebrates England's history through the use of pop-culture and history. UPI/Pat Benic
Updated: July 28, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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Fireworks explode over Olympic Stadium at opening ceremonies at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on July 27, 2012 in London. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on July 27, 2012 in Stratford, London. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Fireworks light up Tower Bridge as the London 2012 Summer Olympics gets underway on July 27, 2012 in London. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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The Olympic Torch rides in a speedboat past the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on July 27, 2012 in Stratford, London. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on July 27, 2012 in London. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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One of the fireworks displays prior to the Olympic Flame lighting at the Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London. UPI/Ron Sachs
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Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on July 27, 2012 in Stratford, London. UPI/Brian Kersey
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