Σάββατο, 19 Μαΐου 2012

Olympic torch starts 70-day journey round UK

A broad view sets the scene of the ceremony surrounding the arrival of the Olympic flame in the United Kingdom.

The Olympic torch relay will culminate in the flame's arrival at the Olympic Stadium for the opening of the Summer Games on July 27.

Britain's Princess Anne, from left, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, 2012 Chairman Lord Sebastian Coe and former England footballer David Beckham, right, cross the tarmack with the Olympic flame lantern.

The relay kick-off with begin an 8,000-mile (12,875 kilometer) trip around England with a detour to Dublin, Ireland.

The Olympic torch relay will begin on Saturday at Land's End in the southwestern tip of England.

Former England footballer David Beckham, left, lights the Olympic torch upon its arrival at RNAS Culdrose Air Base in Cornwall, southwest England, on Friday, May 18.

Olympic sailor and the first London 2012 torchbearer, Ben Ainslee, poses next to the Land's End sign in Cornwall.

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