London Gets Its Games On: Highlights from the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

As eager spectators take in the much anticipated London 2012 opening ceremony, the Olympic Stadium is filled with montages of everyday life in the British Isles: performers playing cricket, smokestacks rearing out of the ground and sheep lazily grazing in the grass. Here, TIME presents the best moments from London's Olympic coming-out party.

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As eager spectators take in the much anticipated London 2012 opening ceremony, the Olympic Stadium is filled with montages of everyday life in the British Isles: performers playing cricket, smokestacks rearing out of the ground and sheep lazily grazing in the grass. Here, TIME presents the best moments from London’s Olympic coming-out party.

Click here to re-live the opening ceremony in an interactive panorama

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