Opening Ceremony: London 2012

All the highlights from the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: A helicopter flies above the olympic stadium as Team Great Britain walks in during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 at Olympic Park in London, England. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: David Beckham passes under Tower Bridge driving a speedboat named 'Max Power' which carries the Olympic Torch with its torchbearer on July 27, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world have gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad. London plays host to the 2012 Olympic Games which will see 26 sports contested by 10,500 athletes over 17 days of competition. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Opening Ceremony

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: A general view of the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: A performer with a jetpack takes part in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Children representing the Great Ormond Street Hospital, the NHS and children literature take part in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Drummers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Performers depict a scene in tribute of The Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children and the NHS during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Fireworks light up Tower Bridge as the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony takes place on July 27, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world have gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad. London plays host to the 2012 Olympic Games which will see 26 sports contested by 10,500 athletes over 17 days of competition. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: A general view is seen while performers depict a view from the change of the English countryside to the Industrial Revolution during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)