By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Jul 27, 2012 04:38 PM EDT
We are in the midst of the Olympic Games 2012, which kicked off its opening ceremonies at 4pm ET and 9 PM GMT at the Olympic Stadium in London.
The action-packed extravaganza featured 10,000 performers, 900 children performers, nearly 13,000 props and more than 160,000 square feet of staging, which was the equivalent to 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
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Fighter jets with red, white and blue smoke soared over the Stadium at 8:12PM GMT. The infamous Paul McCartney amongst others, was there lead a sing-along that wrapped up the three hour spectacular directed by Slum Dog Millionaire's Danny Boyle.
Children popped balloons with numbers from 10 down to 1 that led to a countdown which ended with Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins ringing a 23-ton Olympic Bell. The loud chime echoed throughout the roaring 80,000 seat venue.
Boyle's historical masterpiece paid homage to the very industries that revolutionized Britain in both the 18th and 19th centuries.
"This is not specific to a country; this is across all countries, and the fallen from all countries are celebrated and remembered," the talented director explained.
"Because, obviously, one of the penalties of this incredible force of change that happened in a hundred years was the industrialization of war, and the fallen. You know, millions fell," Boyle finished.
The Olympic Games 2012 in London are now officially under way!
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