Olympic Opening Ceremony-London This series of photographs shows each of the 204 copper and steel petals of the Olympic cauldron being lit before being lifted up to form one giant flame. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick.
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The Olympic flame is lit during a traditional ceremony at Ancient Olympia in Greece, signalling the start of the London 2012 Games torch relay.
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2012 Olympics: Lighting the Olympic Flame - The Olympic Cauldron rises during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games Picture: GETTY IMAGES
Spectators watch the morning session as the Olympic flame burns in the foreground during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Monday, Aug.