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    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

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    Sri Chinmoy

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Germany 6 July: Strasbourg - Gechingen

We started in the morning in Strasbourg, close to the bridge over the Rhein, which is actually the border between France and Germany. We have now left France and we would really like to thank everybody who helped with the Run, for the great time we had (even the rain was fun!)

As we reached the bridge, kids from the Albert Schweitzer School in Kehl welcomed us, and carried the torch into Germany.

Our group ran all the way to the city hall of Kehl, where the deputy mayor received us. As refreshments, we were given the famous German "Brezels" as well as great Yoyo-gifts!

After the city hall, we went to a school. The kids welcomed us, lined up on both sides of the road.

We presented the Run and passed the torch around as the kids formed a big circle.

An enthusiastic run around the school yard finished the event.

Our runners from the Albert Schweitzer School carried on, running all the way to our next destination, Oberkirch.

The deputy mayor welcomed us and invited us for refreshments, and ran a few steps!

After Oberkirch, the road got steeper and steeper as we entered the "Black Forest" or, as the Germans call it, the "Schwarzwald".

It was an almost mystical experience to climb up into the densely forested hills; sometimes the sun was shining through, sometimes the wind carried some rain showers over our heads.

Finally in the afternoon, after 5 days of rain the sun triumphed over the rain clouds as we reached a very special place which you would never expect to find in the depths of the forest: a camel farm!

Some members traded in running for a more comfortable way to carry the torch!

Distance: 120km

Team Members:
Dipavajan Renner (Austria), Agnes Bonczi (Hungary), Peter S. Selbach, Elke Lindner, Gudrun Freier and Jürgen Säger (Germany), Annemijn Schuringa (Netherlands), Sandro Zincarini (Italy), Vlado Kulisek (Slovakia), Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Ales Pliva (Czech Republic)

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