London 2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

Jul 28, 2012, 16:32 IST | Avinash Iyer

The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games was a grand and regal affair. Among blinding lights and bright colours were seen excited faces. Here are a few images.

A top view of the Olympic stadium while artists perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games (Pic - AFP)



Fireworks light up the Olympic Stadium (Pic - AFP)



Austria's flagbearer Markus Rogan holds the national flag as he leads the contingent during the Opening Ceremony (Pic - AFP)



Flames leap from the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony (Pic - AFP)



Great Britain's Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie poses with fans on Weymouth Beach, as the sailing venue celebrates the Opening Ceremony (Pic - AFP)



The Olympic Flame is lit during the opening ceremony (Pic - AFP)



Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge upon their arrival at the Olympic Stadium  (Pic - AFP)






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