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Olympic flame faces the heat in Paris

April 8, 2008

Security officials extinguished the Olympic torch at least twice on Monday during a chaotic relay through Paris where thousands of pro-Tibet protesters tried to block its path.

The torch's progress through Paris was regularly delayed by demonstrators protesting against China's crackdown on Tibet after it set off from the Eiffel Tower.

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  • At one point it had to be put on a bus to protect it from the crowds. The torch then had to be extinguished because of a technical problem, a police spokesman said.

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