The Big Picture: Opening Day

For all the controversy surrounding freedom-hating China's role as host of the Olympic games, you've got to admit they put on one helluva warm-up act. The eye- and ear-gasmic opening ceremonies left us in tears and shivers on the floors of our living rooms, as the conductors eschewed conventional narrative theatrics for something unfamiliar: a temporal-spacial symphony of unity and dream-making.'s The Big Picture recaps the event with a number of gorgeous photos.