Lin Li raises the Olympic torch on in Kaili June 13, 2008. (Xinhua photo)
Gymnast Lin Li left set off from Upper Langde Miao Village in Kaili at 8:15 a.m. as the first torchbearer in this second leg of the torch relay in Guizhou Province.
Torchbearer Lin Li displays the Olympic torch in Kaili, Guizhou Province June 13, 2008. (Xinhua photo)
Upper Langde Miao Village is part of the Qian Dongnan Autonomous Prefecture. The relay will cover 7.8 kilometers via 208 torchbearers and end at the Kaili Ethnic Stadium with Liao Shaohua, party chief of Qian Dongnan Autonomous Prefecture, as the last torchbearer.
The chosen relay route highlights the harmony and unity of the prefecture's people, who represent 33 ethnic groups, including Miao, Dong, Buyi, Zhuang, Shui, Tujia and Han.
Torchbearer Lin Li carries the Olympic torch in Kaili, Guizhou Province June 13, 2008. (Xinhua photo)