RETICENT BRITS

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Emily Atha waits for the start of the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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Emily Atha waits for the start of the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Brits are a little stubborn by nature. The part of the proceedings labelled "Audience Training" where they are told what to do is interesting because they are really throwing themselves into the practice tasks they are being given.

They'll be controlling big bouncy balls thrown into the stands and passing large silk sheets over their heads.

The final word from the people giving instructions: "DO participate."

— Fergus Bell — Twitter http://twitter.com/fergb

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