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Last night's opening ceremony has been lauded as a spectacular, if very British, success.

The Red Arrows pass over the Olympic Stadium

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A UK TV audience of 26.9 million people watched the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, according to the BBC.

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British and world newspapers hailed a spectacular opening ceremony to the 2012 London Olympics.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson said today he wants to take the opportunity of the Olympics to sell the capital and Britain to the world.

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Has there has ever been a tougher time to keep schtum, asks Simon Usborne

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As Danny Boyle asks people not to blab about his opening ceremony, Simon Usborne wonders if there's ever been a tougher time to keep schtum

Danny Boyle, with London 2012 crew and volunteers, unveils a model of the Opening Ceremony yesterday

Rain forecast for Olympic games opening ceremony

While the sun may be shining on Team GB's cyclists after their historic results in the Tour de France, there is a risk of showers for London on the day of the Olympic opening ceremony.

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Olympics opening ceremony shortened

A section from the opening ceremony of the London Olympics has been removed to ensure the event finishes on time.

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Olympics opening ceremony shortened

A section from the opening ceremony of the London Olympics has been removed to ensure the event finishes on time.

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