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ontd_political Photo(s) of the Day: Feb 11, 2010.

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With only [a day] left until the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, the 106-day, 26,000 km overland Olympic Torch Relay through Canada has nearly come to a close.

Over 12,000 torch-bearers [carried] the flame along a winding path covering all of Canada, passing through over 1,000 communities total - from Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary to smaller communities such as Gwa'Sala-Nakwaxda'xw, Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Moose Jaw and Sheshatshiu.

The final destination: Vancouver's BC Place on February 12, 2010, where it will light the Olympic Cauldron and signal the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.



Torchbearer Ruth Sadler carries the Olympic Torch into the Pacific Ocean to meet a surfer along the shores of Pacific Rim National Park just outside Tofino, British Columbia November 1, 2009. The torch was carried out to far west coast of Canada on the third day of its 106-day journey leading to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Andy Clark | Reuters




Cowichan Band elder Albie Charlie blesses the Olympic Torch held by fellow band member Amber Tommy during a stop in Duncan, British Columbia October 31, 2009.

Andy Clark | Reuters




Olympic Torch Relay flame attendant Dina Ouellette, prepares to put the flame back into the miner's lantern after the final runner in Qualicum Beach, B.C., on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009.

Jonathan Hayward | AP Photo/The Canadian Press




Torchbearer Abel Tingmiak is seen wearing his traditional clothing as carries the Olympic Flame past the igloo church in Inuvik, NWT, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics torch relay.

Jonathan Hayward | AP Photo/The Canadian Press




Torchbearer Terry Kuliktana carries the Olympic flame in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics torch relay.

Jonathan Hayward | AP Photo/The Canadian Press




Viking impersonators give a speech as torchbearer Frank Humber holds the Olympic flame in a Viking hut in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, on Thursday, Nov. 12. 2009, during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics torch relay.

Jonathan Hayward | AP Photo/The Canadian Press




The Olympic flame burns in the community cauldron in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics torch relay.

Jonathan Hayward | AP Photo/The Canadian Press




Torchbearer Donna O'Grady holds up the Olympic flame as the sun rises over the ocean in Cape Spear, Canada, Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. Cape Spear is the most easternly point in Canada and North America.

Jonathan Hayward | AP Photo/The Canadian Press



The Olympic flame is passed between two torches in Arnprior, Ontario on day 45 of the Olympic Torch Relay, December 13, 2009.

Luca Bertacchi with IMF | VANOC/COVAN




The Olympic Torch is pictured in Levis, Quebec, across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City on December 4, 2009.

Mathieu Belanger | Reuters




Leslie Beck carries the flame through Downtown Toronto, Ontario on Day 49, December 17th, 2009

Lorenzo Negri with IMF | VANOC/COVAN




Torchbearer Sara Bergami reacts, embracing VANOC's Luca Bertacchi after he dropped to one knee and proposed to her on the relay route, in Corunna, Ontario on December 24th, 2009.

Gabrielle Beer with IMF | VANOC/COVAN




Torchbearer Shania Twain lights the cauldron in Timmins, Ontario on January 1st, 2009.

Luca Bertacchi with IMF | VANOC/COVAN




Danielle Ethier (right) and Orville Smoke exchange flame in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on January 7th, 2010.

Luca Bertacchi with IMF | VANOC/COVAN




Torchbearer Tyler MacRae snowboards down the halfpipe with the Olympic flame at Canada Olympic Park, site of the bobsled, luge, and ski jumping events at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, in Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.

Jeff McIntosh | AP Photo/The Canadian Press




Sarah Mulhall swims with the olympic flame at the hot springs pool in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia on January 22nd, 2010.


Luca Bertacchi with IMF | VANOC/COVAN




Anastassia Famina carries the flame with style in Salmo, British Columbia on January 23rd, 2010.

Lorenzo Negri with IMF | VANOC/COVAN




Stacey Rotheisler carries the flame along the pier in Peachland, British Columbia on January 25th, 2010.

Lorenzo Negri with IMF | VANOC/COVAN




First Nations welcome the flame to their community with a traditional dance in Kwakiutl's Long House in British Columbia on February 3rd, 2010.

Gabrielle Beer with IMF | VANOC/COVAN




Jocelyn Pettit watches the Olympic Flame in Furry Creek, British Columbia on February 4th, 2010.

Luca Bertacchi with IMF | VANOC/COVAN




Olympic torch runner John Stibbard, the Vice President of Operations and son of the owner of the Capilano Suspension Bridge poses for photographs on the bridge after earlier in the day completing his leg of the Olympic torch run through Squamish in British Columbia on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.

Matt Dunham | AP Photo




Jarnail Sahota carries the torch across a bridge in Ashcroft, British Columbia on Day 100 of the relay, February 6th, 2010.

Luca Bertacchi with IMF | VANOC/COVAN




Torchbearer Michael Tchao jump as he carries the Olympic flame during the Olympic torch relay at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. The Olympic flame is on a 106-day journey across Canada in the longest domestic torch relay in Olympic history. It will end with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Friday, Feb. 12.

Darryl Dyck | AP Photo/The Canadian Press


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