China maintains blanket denials of atrocities committed in Xinjiang, including accusations of the arbitrary detention of an estimated 1 million Uighur minorities, forced sterilization, suppression of cultural and religious traditions and sites, and intense surveillance. However, an accidental report shines light on China’s abuses.
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The Olympic Torch Relay was first performed in the 1936 Summer Olympics and has taken place before every Olympic Games since. The torch and torch bearer shown here is from the Greek portion of the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay with a lighting ceremony in Patras, Greece.
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