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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