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Starting point: Tokyo Big SightIt was a rainy morning.
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Dignitaries at the torch relay starting ceremony.
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Nagashima Kazushige substitues for his father, baseball hero Nagashima Shigeo, who was hospitalized.
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An Olympic torch attendant stands by to hand over the torch. In his right hand, he holds a small lantern housing a little flame in case the main torch is snuffed out.
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The Greek ambassador to Japan gives the torch to Kazushige.
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About 11 am: Here we go folks, the first of 136 runners in Tokyo.
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Kazushige runs on the sidewalk in Odaiba.
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Ginza 4-chome, Mitsukoshi Dept. StoreDespite the rain, all these people showed up just to see the torch relay. No one knew who would pass through here. But since Ginza was a major area of Tokyo, we assumed that it would be someone quite famous.
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Looking toward Matsuya Dept. Store.
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Cheerleaders even...
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Here they come
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Police escort
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Motorcycle escort
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It's singer Hashi Yukio (wow).
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Torch runner and famous singer Hashi Yukio passes through Ginza
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Koga Toshihiko (gold medalist in judo) carries the torch to Asakusa, in front of Kaminarimon Gate.
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Asakusa-style welcome for the sacred Olympic flame. (Golden Dragon Dance)
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Fireman's acrobatics
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Fireman's acrobatics
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Koga takes the torch again to light the next torch.
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Passing on the flame at Asakusa
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Cheerleaders blocking our view of the torch runner
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Omotesando with path coned off for the torch runner
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Torch relay point
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Bicycle cab
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Olympic ring sculpture along Omotesando
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Olympic Bridge near Yoyogi, site of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
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Yoyogi GymnasiumTorch relay path is coned off.
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Coming down Omotesando, first are sponsor vehicles
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Photographers' truck
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Torch runner at Omotesando, for Athens 2004 Olympic Torch RelayMiura Yukari, a high school student from Fukushima Pref.

福島工業高等専門学校に通い、部活動はソフトボールという三浦由香里さん。
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Miura Yukari, a high school student from Fukushima Pref.Miura Yukari, a high school student from Fukushima Pref.

福島工業高等専門学校に通い、部活動はソフトボールという三浦由香里さん。
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Jacket
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Tokyo City Hall, the final destination
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Stage at Tokyo City Hall
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The crowd waits to see who the final torch runner is.
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It's Fukuhara Ai, table tennis player.
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Ai-chan and Tokyo governor Ishihara Shintaro hold the torch together.
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Ai-chan and Tokyo governor Ishihara Shintaro light the cauldron.
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The governor speaks.
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Ai-chan speaks.The frustrating thing about the torch relay was that they did not say which runner would be running where. A list of runners was made public, but there was no information about where they would run.
     
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