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IN PICS: Olympic torch

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Sayed al-Motassem bin Hmud Al-Busaidi (right), the Governor of Muscat, passes the flame to local football club director Sayed Shehab ben Tarek, at the begining of the Olympic torch relay in Muscat on April 14. The torch began its parade through the Omani capital on the Middle East stage of its journey to Beijing for this summer's games.(Getty Images)
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A worker installs banners advertising the Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay in Muscat on April 13 before the torch arrived.(Getty Images)
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Olympic torch bearers light it up before the start of the relay in Muscat. (Getty Images)
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A Chinese Olympic official fixes the torch of an Omani bearer during the Olympic torch relay in Muscat. (Getty Images)
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Indian cricket team manager Ravi Shastri carries the flame during the Olympic torch relay in Muscat. (Getty Images)
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People travel towards central London on the underground system ahead of the Olympic torch relay through London on April 6 with demonstrations planned by protestors calling for China to withdraw from Tibet. (Getty Images)
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Konnie Huq carries the torch aloft during her leg of the Beijing Olympics torch relay in London. (Getty Images)
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A man demonstrates in favour of a free Tibet as people gather to watch the Olympic torch relay across Buenos Aires on April 11. (Getty Images)
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Police escort the flame during the Olympic Torch relay across Buenos Aires. (Getty Images)
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Pro-Tibet activists protest prior to the beginning of the Beijing Olympics torch relay on April 7 in Paris. (Getty Images)
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Pro-Tibet activists protest prior to the beginning of the Beijing Olympics torch relay in Paris. (Getty Images)
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Members of the Australia Tibet Council display a protest banner on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in 2004. (Getty Images)