The Wheels Of Steel

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8.45pmStephen Hawking sits at the bottom of a huge metal tower with a moon on the top, which descends to create a massive big bang. Hundreds of people in macs and carrying white unbrellas move around the stadium, which erupts into fireworks. It looks like a lot of antibodies swirling around a giant cell … or is that just me? And then Rihanna’s Umbrella booms out. This is brilliant already…”

Paralympics Opening Ceremony Blog (Guardian)