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Photo Album--- Beijing 2008 Olympics Torch Relay


On April 6th, 2008, British Princess Anne receives the Olympics torch – the "Lucky Cloud" – from Jiang Xiaoyu (L), executive vice president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 29th Olympic Games. By Xinhua reporter Xie Xiudong

On April 6th, 2008, British Prime Minister Golden Brown (third from right) and Tessa Jowell, Minster for the Olympics (second from right), attend the Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay in front of No.10 of the Downing Street, or the residence and office of the British Prime Minister.  By Xinhua reporter Xie Xiudong

French 1997 world 400m hurdles champion and current European record holder Stephane Diagana (L) kisses the Beijing Olympics torch as the first torchbearer for the worldwide relay's France leg, which starts from the Eiffel tower in Paris. By Xinhua reporter Zhou Wenjie

On April 7th, 2008, Jin Jing, a 27-year-old Paralympic fencer from Shanghai, protects the Olympic torch with her body from the attacks of "Tibet independence" separatists, who disrupted the relay in Paris with violent acts. By Xinhua reporter Jia Ting

On April 17th, 2008, Beijing 2008 Olympics torchbearers finish the torch relay under tight security in New Delhi, India. Some 15,000 policemen are deployed along the 2.3-kilometer relay route on the day.  By Xinhua reporter Qi Heng

On April 24th, 2008, overseas Chinese in Canberra, Australia hail and escort the Beijing 2008 Olympic torch.  By Xinhua reporter Qi Heng


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