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Big Ben to lead bell-ringing opening for Olympic Games
The distinctive chimes of Big Ben will join thousands of church bells, door bells and bicycle bells to ring in the Olympic Games, the keeper of the famous London clocktower said on Tuesday. In a change of rhythm and routine, Big Ben will strike more than 42 times between 8:12 A.M. and 8:15 A.M. local time on Friday. It will be the first time Big Ben has been rung outside its regular schedule since February, 1952, when it tolled every minute for 56 strokes for the funeral of King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II. The event, titled All The Bells, will be the first big celebration to kick off the Games….