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Asian Games torch passes through Japanese wartime tunnel in Indonesia

Ahead of the 2018 Asian Games, scheduled to start August 18, the official torch travelled through a historic local landmark in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra.

The Asian Games torch passed through the so-called Japan Hole, a World War II tunnel dug by the Japanese that has been preserved as a tourist site.

The Asian Games started in 1951 as a pan-Asian sporting competition similar to the Olympics. Currently the 18th Games are to take place in both Jakarta and Palembang.

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