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Olympic torch relay starts in Guiyang, Guizhou Province June 12, 2008.

The Beijing Olympic torch relay in Guiyang, southwestern China's Guizhou province started in a drizzle at 8:15 a.m. local time on Thursday at the People's Square, with the first leg run by Ouyang Ziyuan, chief scientist on China's moon exploration project.

"I feel so honored to be selected by Guiyang," said the 73-year-old Ouyang, who was born and spent most of his life in Guiyang.

Guiyang, also known as "City of Forests" is the first stop of the relay in Guizhou, which is located on the east of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau in southwest China.

And the torch relay concluded at Citizen Square at 10:45 a.m..

Torchbearer Ouyang Ziyuan carries the Olympic torch in Guiyang, Guizhou Province June 12, 2008.

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