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Raw: Spacewalkers Hand Off Olympic Torch

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Two Russian cosmonauts conducted a ceremonial handoff of the Olympic torch at the start of a planned six-hour spacewalk to perform maintenance on the International Space Station. For obvious safety reasons, the flame was not lit. (Nov. 9)


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