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Olympic torch protests in Paris

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Security officers grab Green Party activist Sylvain Garel, third left at rear, as he tries to approach Olympic torchbearer Stephane Diagana, right, the 1997 400-meter world champion. Because of heavy protests during the Paris torch relay, security officials had to extinguish the torch and carry it aboard a bus at various points. (Christophe Ena / Associated Press)
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French tennis player Arnaud Di Pasquale, one of about 80 athletes scheduled to participate in the relay, grasps the extinguished Olympic torch before continuing the 17.4-mile route that started at the Eiffel Tower. (Patrick Kovarik / Associated Press)
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Police tackle a protester during the relay. About 3,000 officers were deployed on motorcycles, in jogging gear and with inline roller skates. (Patrick Kovarik / Associated Press)
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A French officer arrests a Pro-Tibet demonstrator in front of the Eiffel Tower. At least 28 protesters have been taken into custody, according to one report. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)
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A portrait of the Dalai Lama is held aloft at a demonstration at the Trocadero site opposite the Eiffel Tower. (Bertrand Langlois / AFP / Getty Images)
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Thousands of pro-Tibet demonstrators from across Europe gathered at some of Paris’ most storied sights and ultimately prompted the cancellation of the final run of the Olympic relay. (Lucas Dolega / EPA)
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Two-time French judo gold medalist David Douillet carries the Olympic torch amid heavy protests. Though torchbearers were encircled by several hundred officers and boats patrolled the Seine River while a helicopter flew overhead, the wave of demonstrators ultimately proved overwhelming. (Patrick Kovarik / Associated Press)
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