Rehearsal takes place at birthplace of Olympics

Posted at May 10 2012 12:28 PM | Updated as of May 10 2012 08:28 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Priestesses in pleated robes sawyed under a scorching sun at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics.

It was the final rehearsal to light the flame that will burn at the London Games.

The flame will cover 2,900 kilometers across over 40 towns in Greece, including remote ones near the Turkish border and tiny islands, in the hands of 490 torchbearers.

It will also pass through five archaeological sites during its eight-day journey across Greece before it is flown to the United Kingdom for a tour before the Olympic Games start on July 27. Mornings @ ANC, May 10, 2012

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