27 July, 2012: Last night, millions of grumbling Londoners were silenced when the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games brought the city together in a celebration of sports, music - and a million fireworks.
Artists performing at the ceremony included Emeli Sande, Dizzee Rascal, Mike Oldfield and Paul McCartney - plus special guests Artic Monkeys, who performed 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor' and Beatles' classic 'Come Together'.
Plus of course, the Queen of England sky-dived into the stadium.
Also in attendance were Prince Charles and wife Camilla, plus Prince Willam, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry.
Check out the spectacular shots from one of the biggest events of 2012.
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