Lighting of the Olympic Flame

May 10 on the ruins of the temple of the goddess Hera, the ancient city of Olympia, who gave the name of the games, the ceremony of the lighting of the Olympic flame from the sun's rays using a parabolic mirror.
After 8 days the Olympic flame gets to Athens, and then go on to the UK and in 70 days he will appear at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games 2012. During this time, the fire will pass from hand to hand 8000 times.

Start ceremony, the priestess of the temple prepared

View from the top to the ceremony

The priestesses perform a ritual dance


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