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Olympic torch relay in Kuala Lumpur starts
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15:49, April 21, 2008

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The Olympic torch relay in Kuala Lumpur, the 13th leg of its global journey, started at local time 14:00 Monday at Merdeka Square (Independent Square).

The torch left Independence Square after a brief ceremony. Imran Ibni Tuanku Ja'afar, president of the Malaysian Olympic Council, was the first of 80 torchbearers.

The torch will arrive at the iconic Petronas Twin Towers at 18:00 local time.


Jiang Xiaoyu, executive vice president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG), walks out of the cabin with the lantern which holds the Olympic flame at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, April 20, 2008. The flame of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on early Sunday arrived in the Malaysia capital of Kuala Lumpur, the 13th leg of its global torch relay. (Xinhua Photo)



The Olympic torch relay in Kuala Lumpur, the 13th leg of its global journey, started at local time 14:00 Monday at Merdeka Square. (Xinhua Photo)

Source:Xinhua




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