The Olympic torch begins its journey in Beijing and will soon be split into two flames. One will be sent to Lhasa for the Everest trip, and the other is going to Almaty, Kazakhstan to begin a five-continent tour including San Francisco. Both flames are expected to meet protests all along their routes. Students for a Free Tibet has a No Torch in Tibet Flash animation, “Do you share this dream?” Get it here. Precious Metal reports that India’s soccer captain has refused to carry the torch. By My Hand and Heart Alone… has good torch coverage, and remembers to report on Burma as well.

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