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Jul 28, 2016
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Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated Press

Fire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun's rays on her metal torch.

Come rain or shine on Thursday's official lighting ceremony, Rio de Janeiro has now secured its Olympic flame, which will burn in the Brazilian host city throughout the Aug. 5-21 Games.

About 2,500 people attended Wednesday's dress rehearsal for the meticulously choreographed ceremony in Ancient Olympia, southern Greece, where the Olympics of antiquity were held for more than 1,000 years.