Opening Ceremony: Winter Olympics 2010

More than 60,000 people packed into the stadium for the extravaganza, the first Olympic opening or closing ceremony ever held indoors.

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    Feb. 12: Fireworks explode after the lighting of the cauldron at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    Feb. 12: Performers dance during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    Feb. 12: Fireworks are seen over Vancouver's BC Place during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    Feb. 12: Fireworks light up the sky after Wayne Gretzky lit the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in Britsh Columbia.
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    Feb. 12: The Olympic cauldron is seen shortly after it was lit during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    Feb. 12: Athletes from Italy wave to the crowd during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    Feb. 12: Performers are seen during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    Feb. 12: Canadian ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky watch the fireworks after he lit the Olympic flame during the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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     February 12: Royal Canadian mounted police raise the Olympic flag during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    Feb. 12: The Olympic flame is lit during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    February 12: Former Canadian alpine skier Nancy Greene, right, passes the Olympic flame to Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
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    Feb. 12: The Olympic flag is carried by Canadians, left, front to back, Betty Fox, Jacques Villeneuve, Anne Murray, and Bobby Orr, and right, front to back, Donald Sutherland, Barbara Ann Scott-King, Romeo Dallaire, and Julie Payettes during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    Fireworks explode after the lighting of the cauldron at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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    The Olympic flame is seen during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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    Hockey great Wayne Gretzky carries the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
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    Wayne Gretzky during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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    Fireworks are seen during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Performers skate and snowboard during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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    Fireworks explode behind the Olympic flame during the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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    Wayne Gretzky lights the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
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    Performers take part in the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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    Russian athletes celebrate during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
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