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Photos: The Olympics

Ding dong: Bradley Wiggins, a former pupil at St Augustine's C of E High School, Kilburn,  London, rings a large bell to begin the opening ceremony. He won a cycling gold medal on Wednesday

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Joy: Mary King, one of the Team GB riders who won a silver medal in the eventing team on Tuesday; she learnt to ride on her Vicar's pony, when her father was the verger at Salcombe Regis, in Devon

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The Archbishop of Canterbury stands directly behind the Queen at the opening ceremony on Friday

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Watched: Louis Smith, who has spoken of his Christian faith, won a bronze medal in the GB Gymnastics team: "I did go to Sunday School. I do believe in God... Someone is looking over me"

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Crash of bells: the bell-ringers at St Peter's, St Albans, heralded the opening of the London 2012 Olympics by firing all ten of their bells, while a supporting cast jangled outside

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