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Rehearsal of Lighting Olympic Flame for London Games in Ancient Olympia

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The Olympic torch is lit as part of the rehearsal in Archaia Olympia ("Ancient Olympia") before the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

The Olympic torch is lit as part of the rehearsal in Archaia Olympia ("Ancient Olympia") before the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

© RIA Novosti . Alexei BogdanovskiyThe Olympic torch is lit as part of the rehearsal in Archaia Olympia ("Ancient Olympia") before the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
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The Olympic torch is lit as part of the rehearsal in Archaia Olympia ("Ancient Olympia") before the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei BogdanovskiyThe ceremony is held to the sound of antique musical instruments.
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The ceremony is held to the sound of antique musical instruments.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei BogdanovskiyThe priestess prays to Apollo for rays of sunlight to ignite the Olympic torch, and to Zeus, to whom the shrine at Olympia was dedicated, to present the winners with wreaths.
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The priestess prays to Apollo for rays of sunlight to ignite the Olympic torch, and to Zeus, to whom the shrine at Olympia was dedicated, to present the winners with wreaths.
© RIA Novosti Alexei BogdanovskiyThe torch was lit by the sun using a parabolic mirror. It was lit almost immediately due to the bright midday sun over Olympia.
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The torch was lit by the sun using a parabolic mirror. It was lit almost immediately due to the bright midday sun over Olympia.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei BogdanovskiyThe Olympic torch ignited during the rehearsal will be kept for the official ceremony in case of cloudy weather that day.
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The Olympic torch ignited during the rehearsal will be kept for the official ceremony in case of cloudy weather that day.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei BogdanovskiyThe ceremony’s choreographer is Artemis Ignatiou, who was inspired by pictures of ancient dancing.
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The ceremony’s choreographer is Artemis Ignatiou, who was inspired by pictures of ancient dancing.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei BogdanovskiyA boy with an olive branch, the symbol of peace.
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A boy with an olive branch, the symbol of peace.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei BogdanovskiyPriestesses dance on a grass slope of the ancient stadium.
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Priestesses dance on a grass slope of the ancient stadium.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei BogdanovskiyA military dance by young men will be presented for the first time during the ceremony.
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A military dance by young men will be presented for the first time during the ceremony.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei BogdanovskiyThe torch will be handed over to the first torchbearer.
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The torch will be handed over to the first torchbearer.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei BogdanovskiyBritish-born world swimming champion Spyros Gianniotis is given the honor to be the first torchbearer.
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British-born world swimming champion Spyros Gianniotis is given the honor to be the first torchbearer.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei BogdanovskiyThe ceremony ends with a priestess setting free a white dove, the symbol of peace.
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The ceremony ends with a priestess setting free a white dove, the symbol of peace.
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