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Torch relay for National Games starts

2009-08-16 12:15:41 GMT2009-08-16 20:15:41 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Olympic shooting champion Du Li (C) runs with the torch in front of the Great Hall of the People during the starting ceremony for the torch relay of the China's 11th National Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 16, 2009. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

Liu Peng, director of the General Administration of Sport of China, hands over the torch to Olympic champion Du Li during the starting ceremony for the torch relay of China's 11th National Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 16, 2009. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

Olympic champion Du Li holds up the torch during the starting ceremony for the torch relay of China's 11th National Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 16, 2009. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

People attend the starting ceremony of the 11th National Games torch relay at the east gate of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Aug. 16, 2009. The 11th edition of the National Games, which are held every four years, will take place in Shandong Province from Oct. 16 to 28. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, lights the torch during the starting ceremony of the 11th National Games torch relay at the eastern gate of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on Aug. 16, 2009. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

Olympic shooting champion Du Li (C) runs with the torch in front of the Great Hall of the People during the starting ceremony for the torch relay of the China's 11th National Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 16, 2009.

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