In late spring 2008, the Olympic torch made its way through the outskirts of Nanjing, China, as part of the domestic route of the international torch relay in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Crowds were estimated to be about 1 million strong, though a great many of them never managed to catch a glimpse of the torch itself. I was about 50 feet away from the torch at one point and, through the pandemonium, couldn't make out where the torch was.
You can see more images from this at my photo archive: China Olympic Torch Relay - Nanjing