[Hong Kong, August 29. Image via Getty.]

A girl waves Chinese flags as she attends the Hong Kong East Asian Games torch relay in Hong Kong on August 29, 2009 to mark a 100-day countdown to the start of the event. Held every four years, the East Asian Games is to be hosted by Hong Kong from December 5, 2009 drawing more than 3000 athletes from nine participating countries. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SORABJI (Photo credit should read DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)