A snowboarder jumps through the Olympics rings during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olypics on February 12, 2010 in Vancouver. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
Marching with heavy hearts
Flag bearer Iason Abramashvili of Georgia leads his team through the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. A black ribbon adorned the flag in memory of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who was killed today after crashing while making a practice run in training.
Canadian musical royalty
Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams perform Friday night at BC Place during the opening ceremony.
Artists perform during the opening ceremony.
Acrobats perform against a backdrop of athletic images.
The United States team enters the stadium.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honor Guard together with the Canadian Forces Ceremonial Contingent stand below the Canadian flag as Canadian singer Nikki Yannofsky performs.
A snowboarder jumps through the Olympic rings during the Feb. 12 opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Change of seasons
The season of fall is represented as a performer is lowered onto the stage.
Figures loom over performers during the opening ceremony.
Artists are encased in lights as they perform.
Jacques Rogge (left), president of the International Olympic Committee, Michaelle Jean (right), governor general of Canada, her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond (second from right) and David Guscott, executive vice president, Celebrations and Partnerships Vancouver Olympics, take in the opening ceremony.
The Bear representing one of the constellations of the Four Directions, the White Buffalo (north), the Eagle (east), the Wolf (south) and the Bear (west), takes shape during the opening ceremony.
Snowboarder Shaun White shows his high spirits during the opening ceremony.
A sign dedicated to the memory of Georgia's Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died after flying off the Olympic luge track, hangs next to the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics.
Shoot the moon
Performers entertain beneath a projected moon.
Match that, Shaun White
A snowboarder flies through the Olympic rings.
A performer representing Canada's history enters the stadium.
Resplendent in white
Actor Donald Sutherland helps to bring in the Olympic flag.
No fiddlin' around
A performer with violin rides in a canoe as part of the representation of Canada's heritage.
A native Canadian dances during the Opening Ceremony.
Singer KD Lang performs.
Spirit of the flame
Paralympic athlete Rick Hansen carries the Olympic torch into BC Place.
Recording an assist
Suns point guard and Canadian native Steve Nash carries the Olympic torch inside BC Place.
Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky carries the Olympic flame to complete the torch relay.
The Olympic flame is alight toward the end of the opening ceremony.