Olympics Excitement

I've never really been that excited about the Olympics before, but times have changed. Being abroad has amplified my American pride, and I can't wait to watch the Opening Ceremonies tonight. After seeing some pictures, my excitement has multiplied a few times. They're... stunning? I never use that word, but I'm compelled to use it now. China may be a questionable host for the Olympics, but they sure put on a good show. The military one creeps me out a little and the excessive red reminds me more of communism than luck, but I'll get over it. Go USA!
Photos from NewYorkTimes.com