Journey of Baku 2015 flame arrives in Khirdalan VIDEO

Baku, June 5, AZERTAC

The official flame of the inaugural European Games has been welcomed to Khirdalan by hundreds of local residents, who then took part in a spectacular Festival of Fire in the city center.

At the symbolic gate of the European Games, the flame was handed to four-time world and two-time European kung-fu champion Ramiz Yaghnaliyev.

The flame was then passed to 10 torchbearers who completed the 2.5km route.

The last torchbearer, European and four-time world kung-fu champion Rovshan Hashimov took to the stage and lit the flame.

The flame was then carried to a commemorative lamp that will remain on display in the city until the Closing Ceremony of the Games on June 28.

Local residents were treated to a video projection depicting the official capturing of the flame at Ateshgah.

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