The London 2012 Olympic games are only 65 days away. Athletes, politician, volunteers, the media and builders are working flat out to make these the best Olympics ever. In the run up to the London 2012 Olympics we’ll be bringing you some interesting background picture sets. They’ll all have London 2012 in the title so they should be easy to find for you. We start with the Olympic flame being lit in Greece and handed over to the British delegation. Stay tuned for reports on athletes, London and other Olympic themes. [28 photos total]

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Greek actress Menegaki lights the Olympic flame during the torch lighting ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
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Alexander Loukos, British boxer of Greek descent, poses with the Olympic torch before running during the Olympic torch relay at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
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Spyridon Gianniotis runs with the Olympic flame and an olive branch during the Olympic torch relay at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
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Actress, playing role of priestess, carries cauldron with Olympic flame during torch lighting ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games at site of ancient Olympia in Greece (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
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A cauldron with the Olympic Flame atop the Athens Acropolis (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
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A cauldron with the Olympic Flame atop the Athens Acropolis (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
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A British flag flutters next to a cauldron with the Olympic Flame atop the Athens Acropolis (YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS) #
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Symbolic sign is seen at Lands End in Cornwall, southwest England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Greek athlete Niki Liosi lights her Olympic torch from a cauldron with the Olympic Flame atop the Athens Acropolis (YORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS) #
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The British and Greek flags are carried into the marble Panathenaic stadium during an Olympic Flame ceremony in Athens (YORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Princess Anne raises a torch with the Olympic Flame during an Olympic flame handover ceremony at the Panathenaic stadium in Athens (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
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David Beckham and London's Mayor Boris Johnson enter the Panathenaic stadium before an Olympic Flame handover ceremony in Athens (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
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Ino Menegaki, a Greek actress, in the role of an ancient high-priestess, lights a torch from a cauldron with the Olympic Flame (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
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Actors perform in a new musical 'Olympus - A Race Against Time' on its first night at the open-air cliff top Minack Theatre near Lands End in Cornwall, south west England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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London 2012 Olympic Games ambassador David Beckham lights the Olympic torch after arriving at RNAS Culdrose base near Helston in Cornwall (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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London 2012 Olympic Games ambassador David Beckham lights the Olympic torch after arriving at RNAS Culdrose base near Helston in Cornwall (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Princess Anne carries the Olympic lantern after arriving at RNAS Culdrose base near Helston in Cornwall, south west England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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The Olympic flame is seen burning in a cauldron during a ceremonial arrival at RNAS Culdrose base near Helston in Cornwall, south west England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Metropolitan Police Inspector Andy Marriner sits with the Olympic flame in seats 1A and 1B for the flight back to the UK, on board a British Airways jet in Athens (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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British Olympic sailor Ainslee carries the Olympic torch on the first leg of its Britain Northern Ireland and Ireland tour at Lands End in Cornwall, south west England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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A torchbearer carries the Olympic torch on the first day of its Britain Northern Ireland and Ireland tour at Lands End in Cornwall, southwest England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Torchbearer Sarah Blight holds onto her torch at Penzance in Cornwall, south west England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Torchbearers pass the Olympic flame on the beach in front of St. Michael's Mount at Marazion near Penzance in Cornwall, south west England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Adventurer and television presenter Ben Fogle carries the Olympic lantern on a tree pruning helium balloon in a biodome at the Eden Project near St. Austell in Cornwall (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Large crowds gather before the Olympic torch arrives at Smeaton's Tower lighthouse at The Hoe in Plymouth, southwest England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Spectators watch as a torchbearer runs in the Olympic Torch Relay in Plymouth, south west England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Large crowds watch as a torchbearer and the Torch Relay motorcade pass through in south west England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Large crowds watch as a torchbearer runs in the Olympic Torch Relay in Torquay in south west England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #

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