Gallery: Lighting the Olympic torch

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  1. A priestess holding a lit cauldron performs in the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  2. A high priestess, holding a lit cauldron, enters the ancient temple of Hera during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Oympic flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  3. The official 2012 Olympics torch is lit during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  4. A high priestess, holding a lit cauldron enters the ancient temple of Hera as other priestesses perform during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  5. A high priestess, right, passes on the Olympic flame she has just lit using a concave mirror to concentrate the sun's rays, to a priestess holding a cauldron in the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the flame held on Wednesday. May 9, 2012, in Ancient Olympia, Gr ...
  6. A priestess performs in front of the ancient temple of Hera during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  7. Greek swimming champion Spyros Gianniotis, the first torchbearer of the Olympic torch relay, carries the olympic flame in the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  8. A priestess releases a bird, a symbol of peace, in the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  9. A priestess, releases a bird symbol of peace, during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  10. A high priestess carries the Olympic flame she has just lit using a concave mirror to concentrate the sun's rays, in the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  11. A dancer performs a ritual dance in the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  12. A high priestess carries the Olympic flame she had just lit using a concave mirror to concentrate the sun's rays, in the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  13. An actress as a high priestess, front, lights the Olympic flame using a concave mirror to concentrate the sun's rays during the lighting of the flame ceremony in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
  14. An actress as a high priestess, right, passes on the Olympic flame she has just lit using a concave mirror to concentrate the sun's rays, to a priestess holding a cauldron during the lighting of the flame ceremony held in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Photo: AP
 

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