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LONDON (AP) - Britain greeted the world Friday with an extravagant Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony that included Bond, a Beatle and a formal welcome from Queen Elizabeth.

London's seven-year countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games came to a crescendo with a stunning, imaginative, whimsical and dramatic celebration of the host country.

Fighter jets streaming red, white and blue smoke roared over the Olympic Stadium, packed with a buzzing crowd of 60,000 people, at 8:12 p.m. 

An explosion of fireworks against the London skyline and Paul McCartney leading a singalong were to wrap up the three-hour show masterminded by one of Britain's most successful filmmakers, Oscar winner Danny Boyle.

Because of the time difference between England and the U.S., NBC is showing the ceremony on tape-delay (7:30 p.m. on KHQ-TV) to harness a prime time audience.

Several athletes from Washington are actively Tweeting from the games. Here are their Twitter handles:

Marti Malloy, Oak Harbor, Wash., Judo,  @Martidamus 

Travis Stevens, Tacoma, Wash., Judo, @judosilencer 

Nathan Adrian, Bremerton Wash., Swimming @Nathangadrian 

Tyler Farrar, Wenatchee, Wash., Cycling, Road  @USACTrackSprint   @usacycling

Amanda Furrer, Spokane, Wash., Shooting, @Amanda_Furrer 

Ariana Kukors, Auburn, Wash., Swimming, 200m IM   @ArianaKukors 

Adrienne Martelli, University Place, Wash., Rowing, @HammerMartelli   

Kara Patterson, Vancouver, Wash., Javelin Throw  @karathrowsjav

Jennie Reed, Seattle, Cycling, Track   @jenniejonesreee 

Jarred Rome, Marysville, Wash., Discus Throw   @JarredRome 

Hope Solo, Richland, Wash., Soccer, Goalkeeper   @hopesolo

Aretha Thurmond, Seattle, Discus Throw   @ArethaThrows 

Queen Underwood, Seattle, Boxing, Lightweight   @QueenUnderwood 

Eric Uptagrafft, Spokane, Wash., Shooting, 50m Rifle Prone   @USAShootind   @GlockHome

Brad Walker, Spokane, Wash., Pole Vault     @SkyWalkerPV

Also follow @KHQLocalNews and @SWXRightNow for coverage of local athletes in London.

 

  

 

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