The Olympic torch relay has been to outer space, the bottom of a lake and the North Pole.
And inside a hot air balloon.
The latest venture took place above the historic Ural Mountains city of Kungur on Friday. The city is known for its annual ballooning festival, “Heavenly Exhibition,” according to Sochi Games organizers.
Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee president Dmitry Chernyshenko tweeted a photo of the torch’s flight Friday: