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In Photos: Historic moments of the Olympic Games -- London 2012

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2012 London Olympics -- A performance is seen as part of the opening ceremony. Japan marked 100 years since it participated in the Olympics for the first time at the 1912 Stockholm Games. Japan appeared at the Olympics in London for the first time after it was not invited to the 1948 event in the city, which had previously hosted the 1908 Summer Olympics. A total of 204 nations and regions marched in the opening ceremony, including 76 members of the Japanese delegation led by flag bearer Saori Yoshida.

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