Olympic cauldron 2012 (Thomas Heatherwick) – It consisted of 204 metal ‘petals’ representing each of the competing nations and each holding a gas-powered flame, literally coming together to form the Olympic flame.
THE OLYMPIC CAULDRON - LONDON 2012 (j) The Olympic cauldron will be broken up at the London closing ceremony and each of its 204 copper 'petals' given to the competing nations as a souvenir, its creator, Thomas Heatherwick, says.
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Olympic Opening Ceremony-London This series of photographs shows each of the 204 copper and steel petals of the Olympic cauldron being lit before being lifted up to form one giant flame. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick.
Amelia Hempleman-Adams poses with the Olympic Flame on top of a London Eye pod on the Torch Relay leg through London, Sunday July Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday July (AP Photo/LOCOG, Lewis Whyld)