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Photo Galleries Saturday, 9 February, 2002, 03:21 GMT
Games off to flying start

Salt Lake City is bursting with spectators desperate for the action to get underway
Flooding in: Spectators flock into the Rice-Eccles Stadium eager to catch a sight of the opening ceremony

NYC policeman Daniel Rodriguez was selected to sing to the crowd before the ceremony
Singing from the heart: New York policeman Daniel Rodriguez sings 'God Bless America' to the crowd

George Bush was the star attraction at the opening ceremony
VIPs: IOC president Jacques Rogge, US president George Bush and SLOC chief Mitt Romney stand for the American anthem

The skaters give a visual focus to events
Name of the game: Skaters glide around the rink with banners naming previous Winter Olympic cities

Argentina's team carry the flag
National pride: Argentina's athletes lead the procession around the stadium

Ice skaters helped to keep the spectators entertained
Red, white and blue: Skaters perform their dance routines during the opening display

Native indian dancers perform for the crowd
On the warpath: Native Indian dancers liven up the ceremony

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