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Time for “God Save the Queen”. The lady herself looks suitably impressed, although our screen cap catches her in pretty serious mode.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics (image capture Channel1)
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics (image capture Channel1)

Mike Oldfield, the “Tubular Bells” maestro, appears on stage, to accompany a section that will take us through great British stories — Peter Pan, Mary Poppins… Nurses are taking care of small children in what seems to be a homage to Britain’s great, strained National Health Service. This Danny Boyle, he’s quite the unpredictable one. This has to be one of the most surreal, complex, visually ravishing such events, well, ever.

 

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