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June 10, 2004

Olympic flame in Delhi

The Olympic Flame returned to India after 40 years on its voyage across the five continents. The Flame, housed in a special lantern that burns continuously, arrived at the Indira Gandhi international airport in Delhi from the Chinese capital Beijing on Thursday in a special Boeing 747 which is carrying it around the world.

New Delhi the sixth city to receive the Flame on its world tour in the run-up to the Athens Games.

Left: Officials carry the Olympic Flame ahead of the 33.2-km Torch realy.

Photograph: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images

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