Olympic torch bearer Amber Charles holds the Olympic flame on a floating pontoon in front of Tower Bridge in London July 27, 2012.  (Reuters photo)
Photos: A look at London before the Olympics

Olympic torch bearer Amber Charles holds the Olympic flame on a floating pontoon in front of Tower Bridge in London July 27, 2012.  (Reuters photo)

Photos: A look at London before the Olympics

THE BIG PICTURE
Olympics 2012: Carrying the flame 
- The Olympic flame began its ceremonial journey to the site of the Summer Games in London this month. The flame is being carried in a relay by 8,000 torchbearers to spread the message of peace, unity, and friendship. It arrives at the opening ceremonies in London on July 27.

THE BIG PICTURE

Olympics 2012: Carrying the flame

- The Olympic flame began its ceremonial journey to the site of the Summer Games in London this month. The flame is being carried in a relay by 8,000 torchbearers to spread the message of peace, unity, and friendship. It arrives at the opening ceremonies in London on July 27.