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11/10/06

Asian Games' Torch arrives in Tehran

The torch symbolizing the upcoming 15th Asian Games sport event in the Qatari capital of Doha arrived in Tehran on Thursday and was carried around in different parts of Tehran by Iranian sportsmen and sportswomen.

The torch, which is wind-resistant at speeds of up to 60 kilometers an hour, symbolizes the desire to merge and light anew the spirit of competition and friendship throughout Asia.

The four-time world and twice Olympic +105 kg weightlifting gold medalist Hossein Rezazadeh was one of the sportsmen who carried the torch.

After Tehran relay, the flame will be flown to Salalah, Muscat, Sohar in Oman; Hatta, Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi in UAE, Kuwait City, Manama (Bahrain) and back to Doha for the kickoff of the Games (December 1-15).

See more pictures on ISNA and MNA web sites.

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