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Olympic torch atop Mt. Everest

May 08, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A Chinese mountaineering team was shown on live television holding up a specially designed torch, separate from the main Olympic flame, on the peak of Mt. Everest, the highest point on Earth.

"One World, One Dream," one of the climbers said on the approach to the peak, repeating the slogan for the Beijing Olympics in August. "We have lighted the torch on top of the world," another climber said.

The 19-member team broke camp before dawn and reached the top of the 29,035-foot mountain about six hours later.

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