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  • Dismantling a Three-Headed, Six-Armed Buddha Paid Member

    The large "Three Heads Six Arms" buddha sculpture, by Chinese artist Zhang Huan, was being removed from San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza yesterday. The 26-foot sculpture had been there since May to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the city's sister-city relationship with Shanghai, China.  Check out The San Francisco Examiner to see a slideshow of the sculpture being dismantled.To see Zhang Huan's large "Three Legged Buddha," click here. More »
  • The Torch in San Francisco; Tutu Paid Member

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu addressed protesters in San Francisco: "We're not at a moment where we are calling for a boycott of the games because the athletes have spent a lot of time preparing, and you don't want to penalise them unnecessarily. But I am certainly calling on heads of state not to attend the opening ceremony, to register their disapproval, their disgust really," says Tutu. And "fear" and "confusion" in SF as the torch begins its route, greatly changed to avoid protesters. And the airspace above has been declared a no-fly zone for some reaosn.... small planes trailing banners? More »
  • The Torch Will Go On Paid Member

    Even though the torch's victory lap is turning into a torture tunnel for Beijing, the journey will continue. Next stop: Buenos Aires. More »
  • Torch arrives in North America Paid Member

    If you're going to San Francisco... The IOC might end the torch's action-packed international tour because of all the protesters. The torch's global journey was supposed to highlight China's growing economic and political power. More »
  • The Torch and the Golden Gate Paid Member

    The protests move to San Francisco, the only American city the torch will visit. A least six protesters arrested so far. They were worried about this -- the city being a famous hotbed of protest and political activism. Not everyone in the Bay Area is on board with the protests, of course. More »