Huge Olympic rings were lowered into the stadium.
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Athletes from the Netherlands arriving at the stadium.
Olympics 2012 London
The Olympic Cauldron burns during the morning session on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 9.
"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet." "Be Curious" Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics