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If you can't be inside the Olympic Games, then follow Seattle Times producers, reporters, videographers and Olympic fans as we take you to the streets of Vancouver, B.C., to show you what's happening on the ground and give you a taste of the scene swirling around the 2010 winter games.

February 14, 2010 at 6:45 PM

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Olympic Flame: Will the fence come down?

Posted by Jack Broom

It's rapidly becoming the most photographed chain-link fence in the world.

The barrier between pedestrians and the Olympic cauldron on the Vancouver waterfront has cluttered countless snapshots over the past few days. A line of Olympics-goers several blocks long is pressing forward for a glimpse of the sacred flame.

But many have complained that the barricade that protects the display makes it appear the cauldron is in jail, far removed from those who've come to admire it.

A Canwest news report this afternoon said VANOC officials may consider a "less austere" barrier, while still keeping fans at a safe distance.

As of this writing, however, the fence is still in place and shows no signs of disappearing.

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