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United In Colours, Olympic Stadium, Stratford, London, UK

I had the immense pleasure to attend the opening ceremony of the Paralympic games 2012 based here in London.

 

The stadium is based in East London, and was built specifically for the Games. After the Games have finished, the top tier will be removed and the Stadium reduced to a 60000 capacity before the rented out to a successful bidder.

 

This was one of the last opportunities to see the stadium in it's full splendour and what a spectacle it was. I won't bore you all with all the firework pictures I took (unless you guys like them??) but I thought I'd start the ball rolling with this one - just as the Queen stated the Games open.

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Taken on August 29, 2012