The Opening Ceremony: Through The Years

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The Olympics Opening Ceremonies have come a long way over the years. Here, a visual of the Opening Ceremony at I Olympiad, held in Athens, Greece in 1896.

Tune in tonight for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET

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