<p>On August 1, 1936, Hitler opened the 11th Summer <a href="/narrative/7139/en">Olympic Games</a> in Berlin, Germany. Inaugurating a new Olympic ritual, a lone runner arrived bearing a <a href="/narrative/10944/en">torch</a> carried by relay from the site of the ancient Games in Olympia, Greece. This photograph shows the last of the runners who carried the Olympic torch arriving in Berlin to light the Olympic Flame, marking the start of the 11th Summer Olympic Games. Berlin, Germany, August 1, 1936.</p>


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