Ismayilli welcomes flame of Baku 2015 (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 26
The flame of the First European Games has arrived in Ismayilli.
At the symbolic gate of the European Games in the region, the flame was accepted by world karate champion Bayram Gahramanov.
Ten torchbearers then started their 2.8km long route and carried the flame into the Central Square to the sound of wild applause.
World powerlifting champion Kamil Gafarov lit the flame of the European Games. The flame was then transferred to a commemorative lamp that will remain lit in Heydar Aliyev Center until the end of the Games.
The event featured a concert, and demonstration of a footage highlighting a ceremony to light the flame of the Baku 2015 First European Games in Ateshgah temple.
The flame then continued its journey to the next destination, Gabala.