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Protests Keep Fans From Seeing Olympic Torch

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Protests Keep Fans From Seeing Olympic Torch

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Protests Keep Fans From Seeing Olympic Torch

Protests Keep Fans From Seeing Olympic Torch

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San Francisco's moment of Olympic torch glory was marred Tuesday by security concerns. Instead of running the streets of downtown among cheering crowds, torchbearers were part of a hide-and-seek game. City officials were determined to avoid a repeat of the disruptions that occurred when the torch passed through London and Paris and encountered supporters of Tibet.