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Photo feature: Special Olympic Games participate in an annual torch run

Athletes participating the in the Mississippi Special Olympic Games and their parents cheer for runners as runners pass with the Special Olympic torch during the annual torch run which precludes the athlete’s trip to Biloxi for the games starting today. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Athletes participating the in the Mississippi Special Olympic Games and their parents cheer for runners as runners pass with the Special Olympic torch during the annual torch run which precludes the athlete’s trip to Biloxi for the games starting today. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Slick Frank runs with the Special Olympic Games torch during the annual Torch Run for the games. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Slick Frank runs with the Special Olympic Games torch during the annual Torch Run for the games. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Emily Stevens, with Brandi’s Hope pushes Angel Jordan across the finish line. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Emily Stevens, with Brandi’s Hope pushes Angel Jordan across the finish line. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)