I love symbolic gestures as much as the next guy, but is flying the olympic flame from Greece to Canada in a bunch of miner's lanterns spread across six aeroplane seats really necessary? [The Big Picture]
The Olympic Flame Gets Six Aeroplane Seats To Itself
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