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Japan moves start of Olympic torch relay to parking lot

Japan has decided to start the upcoming Olympic torch relay in a parking lot, officials said Monday, after a major Buddhist temple backed out of the event over security concerns and sympathy for Tibetans. On Friday, Buddhist monks at the centuries-old Zenkoji temple refused to host the start of the relay, which has been a magnet for critics of China’s human rights record and its recent crackdown in Tibet after anti-government riots there. Full Story

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