Olympic Torch: Colorful Day (Part III)

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These are the last of my photos of the spectacular day where China flew in the torch of the Olympic flame to Almaty for the first leg of its journey around the world.  The first photo you can see a few from the crowd running along the sidewalk to get ahead of the Olympic flame.  Check out the white paint on the tree trunks and the blue of our school colors (400 got free shirts and hats) to stand in the designated area.  Also notice that Gulmira was looking up to our 2nd floor perch and finally the colorful costumes of the native dress.  Glorious day!!! Can you imagine what the actual fanfare will be like once the Olympics games begin this summer in China?!!

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