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Elusive torch, high-visibility protests

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People wait along the Olympic torch route Wednesday afternoon, hoping to see the flame during its only U.S. stop on its way to China. Officials, worried that the event would mirror the chaos and arrests that marked previous torch legs in London and Paris, employed a bait-and-switch tactic with thousands of activists who surged into the city to protest China’s actions from Tibet to Myanmar to Darfur. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
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Police in San Francisco line up in front of a bridge that was on the original route of the Olympic torch. Security concerns prompted city officials to alter the route. Many people who came to town to see the torch weren’t able to glimpse it. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
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