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Paralympics torch relay run in Xi'an

2008-08-29 09:13:52 GMT2008-08-29 17:13:52 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Torchbearer Liu Xinfeng (L2) and Shi Weiping hold up the torches during the Beijing 2008 Paralympic torch relay in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province, China, Aug. 29, 2008. (Xinhua/Zhang Shanchen)

Torchbearer Li Huimin lights the cauldron after the Beijing 2008 Paralympic torch relay in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province, China, Aug. 29, 2008. (Xinhua/Zhang Shanchen)

Torchbearer Dong Yinglong (L) runs with the torch during the Beijing 2008 Paralympic torch relay in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province, China, Aug. 29, 2008. (Xinhua/Zhang Shanchen)

Torchbearer Zhang Xiulin runs with the torch during the Beijing 2008 Paralympic torch relay in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province, China, Aug. 29, 2008. (Xinhua/Zhang Shanchen)

BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- The torch relay for the Beijing Paralympics was run in the northwestern Chinese city of Xi'an on Friday.

The 3.1-kilometer relay, started by Zhang Hui, an athlete with a disability, was run by 70 people.

The Paralympics will open on Sept. 6.

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