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Olympic flame lit

The countdown the Olympic Games in London has begun with the lighting of the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece, where the ancient Games took place.

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Greece prepares to light Olympic Torch

The Olympic Flame is lit by an actress dressed as the High Priestess, during a rehearsal for today's ceremony Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Olympic Flame is lit by an actress dressed as the High Priestess, during a rehearsal for today's ceremony at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games took place.

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