27.07.2012 08.Aw. 5772
Chimes set to announce official start of London 2012 Games; opening ceremony to feature farm animals, but no memorial for slain Israeli athletes, despite int'l pleas.
Bells will ring in unison throughout the UK on Friday morning, heralding the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London later in the day.
Big Ben, Parliament’s iconic clock tower, will strike 40 times at precisely 8:12 a.m. for three minutes – the first time it will chime out of sequence since 1952, when it tolled to mark the death of King George VI….