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    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    • From Brasília to Rio, Torch Has Travelled All Way Here
    © AFP 2019 / Yasuyoshi Chiba
    On May 3, the Olympic torch relay started in Brazil. Thousands of torchbearers began their two-month journey to deliver the fire in time. They travelled from the capital Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro.

     

    On August 5, the Olympic torch relay race will reach the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. This tradition dates back to the Ancient Greece. Greeks considered fire to be a divine element as the purity of the flame represents positive values.

     

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    relay, olympic torch, 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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