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24 Pictures Of The Olympic Flame's Trip Around, Over, And Under Russia

The trip has not always gone smoothly.

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20. There was its initial tour around the Kremlin, when the flame went out and had to be lit by a burly undercover security guard holding a Zippo lighter.

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