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Flame for 2010 Asian Games lit at the Great Wall

2010-10-09 06:24:37 GMT2010-10-09 14:24:37 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A lighter lights the flame for the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games in Beijing on Saturday. The 2010 Asian Games Flame Lighting Ceremony is held at the Juyongguan pass of the Great Wall on Oct 9. [Photo/Xinhua]

The flame for the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games is demonstrated at the Juyongguan pass of the Great Wall in Beijing on Saturday. [Photo/Xinhua]

Guards protect the lantern with Asian Games flame and display it to the crowds at the Juyongguan pass of the Great Wall in Beijing on Saturday. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - The 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games flame was ignited in a traditional sun-ray ceremony at the Juyongguan pass of the Great Wall Saturday morning.

The sun shone just enough over the military stronghold of the old time for Kang Chenchen, a 22-year-old student from Yunnan Arts University, to focus its rays on a silver torch using a concave mirror.

The flame will burn at the November 12-27 Guangzhou Asian Games, following a one-month torch relay in Beijing, Harbin, Changchun, Haiyang and 21 cities of the Guangdong province.

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