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Torch lighting starts Olympics countdown

Actresses, playing the role of priestesses, take part in the torch lighting ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece May 10, 2012.

Torch lighting starts Olympics countdown

The countdown to the London Olympics began with the kindling of the Games torch by the sun's rays in ancient Olympia on Mya 10, sparking a relay that will culminate with the lighting of the Olympic stadium's cauldron at the opening ceremony on July 27.