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Thursday, 14 September, 2000, 19:45 GMT 20:45 UK
Sydney's Olympic flame - in pictures
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The streets of Sydney are filled with Olympic symbols

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Crowds celebrate by waving Australian flags as they wait to see the Olympic flame

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Finally the Olympic flame arrives on Sydney shores

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Australian Life saver Jessie Niley-Dyer carries the Olympic flame as she is greeted by children on Bondi beach

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Australian swimming gold medallist Kevin Berry (left) passes the Olympic flame on to Miriam Wyzenbeen during the torch relay

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Sunset over the Sydney Opera House

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The Olympic rings on the Harbour Bridge before they were lit to commemorate the arrival of the Olympic torch

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Sydney Harbour at sunset on the eve of the Olympics

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Australian actress Olivia Newton-John passes the Olympic flame to Australian tennis ace Pat Rafter

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Pat Rafter and Olivia Newton-John stand in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Pat Rafter holds the Olympic flame aloft

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The Olympic rings are illuminated on the Harbour Bridge as the Olympic flame passes

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Crowds gather to witness the lighting of the Olympic symbols

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Fireworks are let off to celebrate the eve of the opening ceremony

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Opera singer Andre Boccelli performs at the Sydney Opera House

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The Olympic rings glow on the Harbour Bridge as the Opera House is illuminated

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