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Olympic Opening Ceremony-London 2012. This series of photographs shows each of the 204 copper and steel petals of the Olympic cauldron being lit before being lifted up to form one giant flame. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick.
The Queen waves during an engagement - At 86 years of age she is the hardest worker I have ever known. Her part in the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony was truly fantastic and brought a tear of happiness to my eye! I am very proud to be English and celebrated her Diamond Jubilee celebrations earlier this year too. Long live the Queen!