Audio and map: The politically circuitous path of the Olympic torch

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Audio and map: The politically circuitous path of the Olympic torch

The Olympic Flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday (Tuesday night in the United States) after a long, strange 130-day trip that began in Olympia back in March. View a map of the torch...

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The Olympic Torch is greeted in Beijing by fans, but also some commotion

Guest: Dan Griffiths, BBC Correspondent in Beijing

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"Typhoon," an Olympic Thriller

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Guest: James Read, BBC World Service Africa Desk

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Guest: Shirong Chen, China analyst for the BBC

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