Protests reroute Olympic torch in N. Ireland

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Denis Broderick, left, carries the Olympic Torch over the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in county Antrim, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 4, 2012.  The Olympic Torch is continuing its relay journey around the country, and is scheduled to arrive at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Irish Republican Army supporters clashed with police June 4 and forced Olympic torch organizers to divert the route of their relay, marring what had been a jubilant day's procession through a sun-soaked Northern Ireland. The protesters made clear they were seeking to confront police, not the Olympic torch itself.

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