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Workers at the Olympic Stadium have begun installing the set for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.
Titled "Green and Pleasant", the scenery depicts a traditional and idyllic view of the British countryside, with a patchwork of green fields, meadows and rivers.
Real farmyard animals will feature in the production, including 70 sheep, 12 horses, 10 chickens, 10 ducks, nine geese, three cows, three sheep dogs and two goats.
Artistic Director Danny Boyle (of Slumdog Millionaire fame) says the Opening ceremony "is not a pop concert". Instead, he is trying to make it feel "like you are watching a live film being made."
Olympics Correspondent Simon Harris is at a special briefing on the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.
A model of the stage-scenery for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony has been unveiled.
One end of the stadium will represent Glastonbury Tor.
WARNING - contains flash photography.
More details on the Olympic Opening Ceremony from our correspondent Simon Harris.
Our Olympics Correspondent Simon Harris is tweeting from a briefing on the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.
Artistic director Danny Boyle (who directed the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire) is describing his vision for the show.