The 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony launched the Games tonight in Vancouver. The ceremony fell just hours after the tragic death of an Olympic luge slider in a horrific high-speed accident (WARNING: graphic images).
Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams, Steve Nash and Wayne Gretzky were among the stars to participate in the event. Click here for more details about the opening ceremony, or scroll down for pictures.
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