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07-27-2012 13:55 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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The London Olympics Opening Ceremony will look to dazzle and amaze a worldwide audience Friday night. Those behind the show say it will be uniquely British, following a final walkthrough, held in front of thousands at London Olympic Stadium.

62,000 people were lucky enough to watch a dress rehearsal of Danny Boyle’s extravagant opening ceremony, which reportedly cost 27 million pounds. The Stratford subway station faced its first Olympic-sized challenge, with spectators flocking to the stadium.

The security level was also raised to the highest alert, as officials worked to keep any potential threats in check. Some of the ceremony’s highlights include a scene depicting traditional countryside cottages standing alongside a mining wheel, harking back to Britain’s industrial heritage.

But with the main contents of the 3-hour extravaganza are still a complete mystery, leaving observers with a big mystery about how the final show will come together.

There were huge queues at Stratford Station as thousands of spectators tried to leave the
Olympic Park after a final rehearsal of the opening ceremony

A passenger is told there's no more room in the carriage as spectators at a final dress
rehearsal for the opening ceremony cram onto Underground trains at Stratford Station

A steward tries to direct tired-looking passengers on to a packed platform at Stratford
Underground Station after the second dress rehearsal of the Olympic opening ceremony

Spectators wait on packed platforms at Stratford Underground station for Central Line
trains back into Central London

The crowd at the rehearsal were treated to a spectacular fireworks display above the
Olympic Stadium and Orbit sculpture (left)


Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source:

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