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PHOTOS: LONDON 2012 FLAG BEARERS

Last updated on: July 28, 2012 16:20 IST

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It's not a concert, Danny Boyle stressed. It's about the athletes.

So during the Opening ceremony the British flag flies among those of other countries participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics on Saturday.


Photographs: AP Photo/Mike Groll

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India's Sushil Kumar carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony.

Wrestler Sushil Kumar, a bronze medallist at the Beijing Games, led the Indian contingent.


Photographs: AP Photo/Paul Sancya

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Great Britain's Chris Hoy carries the national flag as confetti surrounds the team during the Opening Ceremony.


Photographs: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

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China picked basketball player Yi Jianlian to carry its flag at the London Olympic Games opening ceremony.

But in future China mulls over a women flag bearer.


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Shooter Bahia Al Hamad became the first Qatari woman to compete at the Olympics when she qualified in the 10 metre air rifle event.

The 20-year-old carries the flag during the opening ceremony.

Photographs: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

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Sohail Abbas, the highest goal scorer in the history of field hockey and captain of Pakistan Hockey team carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer.


Photographs: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

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Wimbledon runner-up Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony.


Photographs: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

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Mexico's Taekwondo player Maria del Rosario Espinoza carries the national flag during the Opening Ceremony.


Photographs: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

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Former tennis World No. 1 and the French Open winner Maria Sharapova carries Russia's flag during the Opening Ceremony.


Photographs: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

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Olympic champion and World record holder Usain Bolt waves Jamaica's flag during the Opening Ceremony.


Photographs: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

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There was doubt whether Caster Semenya would be able to run but she was given the ultimate honour of carrying South Africa's national flag during the Opening Ceremony.


Photographs: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

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Tennis World No. 2 Novak Djokovic carries Serbia's flag during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 summer.


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Spain's Pau Gasol carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer.

The seven-footer basketball star did not have any problem carrying the flag.


Photographs: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

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Switzerland's tennis star Stanislas Wawrinka carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony.

Wawrinka, the No. 26, won doubles gold with Roger Federer four years ago.

Photographs: AP Photo/Matt Dunham

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The World fencing champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Mariel Zagunis carries theUnited States's flag.


Photographs: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

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