Earlier today, Sarah and I were able to see the Olympic torch relay in Almaty. The Kazakh president was one of the torch carriers, but we were unable to see him as he was at the opposite end of the route from us. It was quite the experience to be at Old Square for the event, and there are many stories to tell--seemingly lax security, a mysterious relay route, not knowing what time the torch would appear. Those tales will have to wait for another day, though. In the meantime, here's a picture of the torch as it passed directly in front of me earlier today.