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The Queen officially opened the London 2012 Paralympic Games, to thunderous applause and fireworks.
ParalympicsGB have entered the Olympic stadium to the tune of 'Heroes' and a flurry of gold ticker tape.
ParalympicsGB athlete Dan Powell, who will be competing in the judo competition at the London Paralympics, has tweeted a photograph of the British athletes waiting outside the Olympic Stadium ahead of their entrance.
From left can be seen: IOC President Jacques Rogge with his wife Anne, the Queen, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lord Seb Coe and his wife Carole Annett, David Cameron and his wife Samatha, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Anne, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler.
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The Queen opened the London 2012 Paralympic Games in a spectacular ceremony.
The London Paralympics 2012 Opening Ceremony is underway at the Olympic Park.