About to take off with the Olympic Torch
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The Olympic Torch

About to take off with the Olympic Torch is 85-year-old Louis Zamperini at the intersection of 27th and Western, Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles. (RICHARD HARTOG / Los Angeles Times)
An emotional crowd cheers on Gilbert Martin of West Covina moments after he received the Olympic Torch, Tuesday afternoon in the garment district in downtown Los Angeles. (RICHARD HARTOG / Los Angeles Times)
Under the watchful eyes of adoring fans, Jason Murry of Los Angeles runs the Olympic torch down Olvera Street. (RICHARD HARTOG / Los Angeles Times)
Shannon Deck of Woodland Hills hands off the Olympic flame to a former Oympian in a tunnel as the torch makes its way toward downtown Los Angeles. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Larry King holds the Olympic torch as it makes its way through downtown Los Angeles. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Former Olympic champion Mark Spitz holds the Olympic flame along with his son at the Coliseum as the torch makes is way through Los Angeles. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke carries the Olympic torch in the downtown garment district. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
Children hold signs as the Olympic torch makes its way through Los Angeles. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
The Olympic torch makes its way down Figueroa Street in Los Angeles carried by Leon Dudevoir. (GARY FRIEDMAN / Los Angeles Times)
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