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Jon Gaede – London 2012 Opening Ceremony photo gallery of 30 amazing images

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Everybody was glued to the tube for 17 days watching the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Attracting 219.4m viewers, NBC declared that their coverage of the London Olympics was the most-watched television event in US History. It was exciting just watching it, not to mention what is was like for Photojournalist Jon Gaede, BOHS Class of 1977, to cover the event. Nothing ever goes as planned.  Fortunately, the problems he encountered were minor and did not interfere with capturing spectacular shots of the London Olympics. Below are additional amazing photos he took at the opening ceremony. Stay tuned…..more photos to come!

Day 70 of the torch journey. 8,000 miles from Athens to the Thames. Last leg aboard the 'Galiana' a 16 oar vessel with members of London's 1948 team rowing. Just beyond the Galiana is the Tower of London across the river bank.

Close up of UK's Amber Charles a junior basketball player who was the last to take the flame from the Gloriana.

Wider shot of Amber Charles with torch flame from the Galiana.

London Bridge with Galiana, Olympic flag and the flame culdron

London Bridge (wide shot) horizontal

Opening/sheep scene

Young UK athletes passing torch flame to each other

Young athletes taking flame from former olympians

U.S. athletes in opening ceremony

USA - parade of athletes. Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love and Anthony Davis (1# draft choice in NBA)

Usain Bolt - flag bearer for Jamaica

Angola - opening







Olympic flame

Rings in crowd

Flame, rounded

Olympic beam of light descends

Opening/magenta lights

Olympic rings drip with fire

Nurses/hospital beds

dance group/jet pack above

performer of stilts

athlete in transparent ball

burst of fireworks over stadium

UK parade of athletes

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