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Fireworks during the ceremony.
Former England football captain David Beckham waves to spectators on Thursday, May 17, 2012, in the Panathenaean stadium in Athens, at a handover for the Olympic flame that will burn at the 2012 Summer Games in London. The torch begins its 70-day journey to arrive at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, from the Greek capital, to cover about 8,000-mile (12,875-kilometer) on its progress over many parts of England to start the games. Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis / AP
Winged riders represent doves