AEST 00:00, Fri May 11 2012
The flame that will burn during the 2012 London Olympic Games has been lit at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in Greece.
Actress Ino Menegaki, dressed as a high priestess, stood before the 2600-year-old Temple of Hera, and after calling upon Apollo, the ancient Greeks' Sun God, used a concave mirror to focus the sun's rays and light a torch.
The relay will make its way through Greece and Britain, ending at the anticipated opening ceremony on July 27.
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Ino Menegaki, playing the role of High Priestess, lights the Olympic flame.