Mon, November 08, 2010

2010 Asian Games torch relay

Asian Games torch relay in Guangdong

The torchbearer Hong Jiabao (L) and Huang Zhijian pose their torches as a letter "V" during the torch relay for the 16th Asian Games in Foshan City, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 4, 2010. Full story

BACKGROUND

About the torch

The Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee unveiled "The Tide" as the torch for the 16th Asian Games and the route of the torch relay on March 3, 2010.

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