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Earlier this year in Greece, the Olympic Flame began its ceremonial journey by torch to the site of the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games opening ceremonies take place at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5.

Actress Katerina Lechou (right) acting the high pristess passes the flame from the Olympic torch at the Ancient Stadium during the rehearsal for the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame at Ancient Olympia on April 20 in Olympia, Greece. (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)