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2012 Summer Olympic Games began July 27 in London, United Kingdom

July 30, 2012
The Olympic Rings light up with fire during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games on 27 July 2012. (Official Photo London 2012 Olympics)

The Olympic Rings light up with fire during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games on 27 July 2012

Nations from across the world, including the United States and Indonesia, came together in a spirit of peace and unity to celebrate the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK, on Friday, July 27.  First Lady Michelle Obama led the U.S. delegation to the Opening Ceremony.  While in London, the First Lady applauded the hard work and dedication of the Olympic athletes and encouraged youth around the world to be inspired to lead healthy and active lifestyles.  The United States wishes well all participating athletes during the Summer Olympic Games.