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Olympic Torch Arrives in Beijing

Posted April. 01, 2008 06:09,   


Five thousand guests from in and out of China gather in Tiananmen Square yesterday to welcome the arrival of the Olympic torch in Beijing. Chinese President Hu Jintao lit a cauldron with the torch that arrived from Athens onboard a chartered flight in the morning. From Beijing, the torch will begin its 130-day relay under the theme “Journey of Harmony,” but sporadic protests demanding Tibetan independence could await the torch along its course.