Athens, Greece - Hellenic Republic
GREEK ACTRESS THALIA PROKOPIOU CARRIES A CAULDRON WITH OLYMPIC FLAME IN ATHENS.
Greek actress Thalia Prokopiou, playing the role of a high priestess, carries a cauldron with the Olympic flame at the hill of Pnyx in Athens, March 1, 2004. The high priestess, responsible for lighting the Olympic flame before every summer and winter Games, must embody ancient Greek beauty and lead a Spartan lifestyle. Prokopiou, who lit the flame for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, will again head the ceremony accompanied by her 22 acolytes in May 2004 for the Athens Olympiad. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis YK/VB