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Olympic Torch Arrives at City Hall as City Councilors, Mayor, Top City Officials and Cheering Crowd Look On

A Candian Press reporter expressed boredom, mitten clad clusters of red-coated Vancouverites waved and posed for photographs, and the Olympic torch bearer came to City Hall.  The band played the theme music from the movie Rocky and hundreds of people waved small Canadian flags.  The bearers touched their torches and one flame lit another.  Stopping a moment to sing the national anthem with both flames lit,

the new torch bearer smiled for cameras, and after a moment, took off.  She said she'd been getting in shape by using the treadmill at the gym.

The build-up was lengthy, then it was over in a flash. She was gone.   Story in photos...

Councilor Heather Deal (below centre) smiles as the flame passes between the torches.

Councilor Suzanne Anton, a devoted supporter of the Olympic Games in Vancouver smiles at members of the Vancouver Fire Department who look down from a crane (not pictured.)

Councilor Suzanne Anton and Councillor Andrea Remier

Councilor Kerry Jang showing the mittens with Councilor Geoff Meggs to his left and Councilor George Chow near right.  Councilor David Cadman far right.

Showing off the flag.

Both large and small...

Entertaining the crowd...

Mike Magee, the mayor's strategist, stands on the sidelines, waiting for the torch bearer...

Mayor giving yet another address at yet another Olympics-related event...

As the torch bearer leaves City Hall, journalists raise their cameras

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