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Olympic teams show off their uniforms and spirit at opening ceremony

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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt leads the team into the stadium during the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games Friday, July 27, 2012 in London

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The Russian delegation of Olympic athletes during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, July 27, 2012. (

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Norway's athletes wave as they march on the parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Ukraine's flag bearer Roman Gontiuk holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Tajikistan's flag bearer Mavzuna Chorieva holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Members of New Zealand's contingent wave as they take part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Members of Spain's contingent take part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012

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Switzerland's flag bearer Stanislas Wawrinka holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012

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Latvia's flag bearer Martins Plavins holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Finland's flag bearer Hanna-Maria Seppala holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Members of Saudi Arabia's contingent take part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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North Korea's flag bearer Pak Song-chol holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Britain's flag bearer Chris Hoy holds the Union flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Kobe Bryant (R) of the United States participates in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Confetti rains down as Britain's flag bearer Chris Hoy holding the national flag leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012

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Cook Islands' flag bearer Helema Williams (C) holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at theOlympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Croatia's flag bearer Venio Losert holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Burundi's flagbearer Diane Nukuri holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Germany's contingent takes part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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The Brazilian delegation of Olympic athletes during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, July 27, 2012.

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France's contingent takes part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Canada's flag bearer Simon Whitfield (C) holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Canada's athletes take part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012

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China's flag bearer Yi Jianlian holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012,

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Canada's athletes enter the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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The outfit of a member of the Bermuda contingent is seen as he takes part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Belgium's flag bearer Tia Hellebaut (L) holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Algeria's flag bearer Abdelhafid Benchabla (C) holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Australia's flag bearer Lauren Jackson holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Argentina's flag bearer Luciana Aymar holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Afghanistan's flag bearer Nesar Ahmad Bahawi holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Albania's flag bearer Romela Begaj holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Argentina's flag bearer Luciana Aymar holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Greece's flag bearer Alexandros Nikolaidis holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Algeria's flag bearer Abdelhafid Benchabla holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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Greece's flag bearer Alexandros Nikolaidis holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

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