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Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe ended the Australian leg of the Olympic torch relay Thursday, touching the flame to light a cauldron after a run that was only slightly affected by anti-China protests.

At least five people were arrested during the torch relay that ended up more orderly than those in other countries but still heavy with people demonstrating both for and against China, which will host the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in August.

Police said the five were arrested for interfering with the event under special powers enacted in the wake of massive protests against Chinese policy toward Tibet. Read full article »

CNN's Saeed Ahmed, Dan Rivers and Kathy Quiano contributed to this report.

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