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Ino Menegaki, playing the role of High Priestess, lights the Olympic flame.

Olympic flame begins journey to London

AEST 00:00, Fri May 11 2012
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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.
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