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Friday, November 24, 2006

Asian Games Torch returns to Qatar

The Asian Games Torch being carried at a gallop across Bahrain
The Doha Asian Games Torch returns to Qatar today (25th November) after travelling 50,000 kilometres through more than 14 Asian countries, starting with India and ending in Bahrain. After being carried by and on trains, bicycles, motorbikes, camels, horses, trams, rowing boats, dhows, canoes, cable cars, rollerblades, skis, dragon boats, classic cars and ferries, it will finally arrive at Al-Shamal port in a traditional Dhow at around 2.30 in the afternoon. It will be carried ashore by Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the 15th Asian Games Torch Relay Ambassador, but a further 1000 Qatari residents will carry the torch around Qatar over the next seven days. The welcome party should be worth watching, although you can expect crowds!

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