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Kate Middleton and Mr. Bean: Celebrity guests at opening ceremony

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Former Beatle Paul McCartney sings during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012

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Prince William, left, and his wife, Kate Middleton, second from left, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with British Prime Minister David Cameron, second from right, at the Olympic Stadium during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, July 27, 2012

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Actor Kenneth Branagh performs in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Scottish virtuoso percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie performs on the drums during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince Harry, from left, attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games at the Olympic Stadium in London, Friday, July 27, 2012

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Britain's Queen Elizabethand Prince Philip arrive at the opening ceremonies as International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge (centre 2nd L), wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, Samantha Cameron (front 2nd R), and other members of the audience applaud at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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A performer playing the role of Britain's Queen Elizabeth parachutes from a helicopter during the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Actor Rowan Atkinson, known for his role as Mr. Bean, performs during the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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British singer Emeli Sande performs "Abide With Me| at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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