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A ceremony for the delivery of British-made Centurion tanks to the Iraqi army in a military camp near Baghdad. The British ambassador to Iraq, representatives of the Iraqi government and a large audience are present. Iraqi Army soldiers stand at attention in front of the new tanks. The Olympic Torch Lighting ceremony at the Jupiter Temple in Rome opens the Winter Olympics in Italy. Discus thrower Adolfo Consolini is the first to carry the torch on its way to San Sebastian, where the competitions are held. Winter Olympics athletes compete in Alpine skiing and Ski jumping. Seals and dolphins play basketball in a marine mammal pool in Ireland. A premiere of the Taras Bulba opera at the Leningrad Theater.

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