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September 12, 2000

One of the three 2000 Summer Olympics mascots Syd the platypus walks around the Main Press Center with a volunteer worker to greet media people in Sydney Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000. At far left background, another mascot Millie the echidna is seen. Together with the third mascot Olly the kookaburra, the three mascots are chosen to introduce the world about the unusual Australian animals. They are named after Sydney, Millennium, and Olympics.