The flame that lights the Olympic torch all the way to London begins on the site of the first Games, in front of the 2,600-year-old Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece. The ritual reveals itself in an intense practice session.
May 09, 2012
Kevin Coombs / Reuters
Priestesses during a rehearsal performance of 'The Gables on the Hill' at Ancient Olympia in Greece on May 9, 2012. The ceremony will officially light the flame that will burn at the London 2012 Olympic Games.