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Keepers of the Flame

The Olympic torch, ignited on Mount Olympus, Greece, on March 24, is being carried, driven and flown around the world. Some portions of the trip to China are covered by special charter plane. But the flame must never die until the giant Olympic cauldron is lighted in Beijing.


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Paris Protests Disrupt Torch Relay
Article | PARIS, April 7 -- Thousands of rowdy demonstrators forced cancellation of the last leg of the Olympic torch ceremony in Paris on Monday with repeated attacks on the procession, escalating international protests over China's human rights record ahead of the 2008 Games in Beijing this summer.
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Olympic Official Criticizes Anti-Chinese Protests
Article | BEIJING, April 9 -- A high-ranking Olympic official declared Wednesday that anti-Chinese protests during the torch relay had been "unacceptable," while acknowledging that he had watered down an official statement urging China to settle the conflict in Tibet.

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