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Nepal Lifts Ban on Mount Everest Summit བོད་སྐད།


Nepal has reopened the summit of Mount Everest to climbers on its side after a Chinese team carried the Olympic flame to the world's highest peak. Nepal blocked access to the summit in March amid Chinese fears that Tibetan activists might stage a protest.Demonstrations against Chinese rule in Tibet have followed the torch around the world in recent weeks."Mountaineers are allowed to move towards the summit from Thursday,"There are 29 groups of climbers and each group has nine members and some of them have already set off." Nepal's tourism ministry spokesman Prem Rai told the reporters in Kathmandu. A spokesman for the Tibetan government in exile has protested against China for taking the Olympic torch to the Everest in violation of the spirit of Olympic Games.
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