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Beijing Olympic torch relay came to its final stage

August 7 2008
06:09

Last Wednesday, the organizing committee of the Beijing Olympics to lift the veil of secrecy over the opening ceremony of the Games. Before a colorful show for spectators will be performing dozens of folk groups from the Chinese provinces, followed by an official part of the Discovery - with the songs. Now the homestretch out Olympic torch relay.

The final leg of the journey the Olympic torch began in the Forbidden City in Beijing. Few hundred meters of the fire carried the best of the Chinese - that the world-famous basketball player Yao Ming and China's first astronaut, as well as party functionaries. Leaving outside the Forbidden City, the fire slowly walked around the area Tyananmyn and the Mausoleum of Mao.

Journalists who arrived in Beijing, organizers have issued several interesting items, which says a lot about the upcoming Olympics. This portable fan (all here waiting for the terrible heat), and a small pair of binoculars (without it, even at today's meeting of the Olympic torch will not do). The scope and scale - that's important, what are going to surprise the world with the Chinese, said NTV.

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