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The Olympic torch is part of a tradition going back thousands of years to the original Greek Olympics; it symbolizes the blessing of Apollo, the sun god (the Olympic flame is first ignited with sunlight, using a concave mirror to focus the light). We no longer worship Apollo, but we still light the torch.

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They were trying to put the torch out in protest of China's occupation of Tibet.

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so they have somthing to see at night

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Why wre there people trying to quench the olympic torch?

People were trying to put out the Olympic torch as a result of protests against China's political and human rights policies, particularly against China's occupation of Tibet.

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What issues China faced during olympic torch relay?

They faced the humilation of protesters trying to put out the torch over an invation of Tibet. Kind of useless becaus it just a fire on a torch. The protesters are quite dim. If the fire goes out, the torch relay people will just relight it.

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