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Sochi Games flame lit in Greece

Updated: September 29, 2013, 2:54 PM ET
Associated Press

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece -- Using the sun's rays, the Olympic flame lighting for the Winter Games in Sochi went off without a hitch in southern Greece Sunday, ahead of its journey across Russia's nine time zones and even a trip to space before the Feb. 7-23 Games.

The ceremony was held with actresses dressed as ancient priestesses at the birthplace of the Greek games held in antiquity, with the flame lighting using a parabolic mirror.

Actress Ino Menegaki, in the role of high priestess, ...

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