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Queen visits Olympic village

The Queen has opened the Games after an actor dressed as Her Majesty parachuted into the stadium. Seven British Olympic hopefuls carried the Torch around the stadium and lit copper petals representing the 204 competing nations to form a cauldron.

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Boyle 'focused on Opening Ceremony'

The London Evening Standard's political correspondent Peter Dominiczak has bumped into the Opening Ceremony artistic director:

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