Guards Clash at Canberra Olympic Torch Relay

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Australian police have jostled with Chinese flame attendants and wrestled pro-Tibet protesters to the ground as the Olympic torch made its way through Canberra.

Flanked by police, press and two Chinese flame attendants, Tania Major, Young Australian of the Year 2007, was the first runner to take the torch on the Australian leg of the relay.

Ms Major made her way to the edge of Lake Burley Griffin where the Australian Women’s Rowing Eight team took the flame across the water.

Tension between the flame attendants and Australian police soon became evident with the police repeatedly pulling the guards away from the flame.

In pictures: The Canberra Olympic torch relay.

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