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The Sochi Olympic flame was delivered to Kazan on Monday. The torch relay, now in its 86th day, also passed through the historic town of Bolgar. Russian middle-distance runner Gulnara Samitova-Galkina was the first to carry the flame. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

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The relay started with the torch parading through the athletes' village for July 2013’s Universiade Student Games. Torchbearers Sviyazhsk Ibragimov and Riyaz Poryvaeva Lyubov are holding the flame. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

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The Olympic flame then continued its journey along Kazan's streets to the city’s newly-built 45,000-seater Kazan Arena. Torchbearers Igor Morev and Pavel Neverov are posing with the Olympic flame. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

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After a one-day break for the New Year’s celebrations, the flame will be taken next to the industrial city of Izhevsk. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

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