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Under the Cover of Darkness, A Torch Arrives

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Epic. By all accounts, this morning's arrival of the Olympic torch was nothing short of a covert op: "The Olympic flame arrived in San Francisco from Paris early today under cover of darkness and security typically reserved for head-of-state visits ... Several San Francisco police officers guarded every entrance to the airport's international terminal this morning and patrolled heavily outside. Initially some officers wore riot helmets, then later took them off. Agents with the U.S. State Department, Secret Service and the Customs and Border Protection agency were also part of the security contingent..." [SF Gate]