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London 2012: Olympic Games flame lit in Greece

The flame for the London 2012 torch relay and Olympic Games has been lit during a ceremony in Olympia, Greece. It was kindled by actress Ino Menegaki, playing a high priestess, who caught the sun’s rays in a parabolic mirror.

The flame went out briefly before being relit and transferred to the first torchbearer. The ceremony took place amid the Temple of Hera ruins, by the ancient Olympic Games stadium.

The flame flies to Britain on Friday 18 May for a 70-day relay around the UK.

Read the full story on BBC News

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