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Olympic notes

Torch relay caught in political crosswinds

By John Powers
Globe Staff / May 8, 2007

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Beijing's globe-spanning torch relay -- five continents, 137,000 kilometers, 130 days -- has hit a couple of major road bumps next door. Taiwan refused to be part of the proposed route (which includes San Francisco and its famous Chinatown) and pro-Tibet protesters are up in arms over the plan to bring the flame to Mount Everest. (Full article: 1434 words)

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