The Olympic torch relay will proceed into Tibet on Saturday, as organizers abruptly altered a schedule that was originally had torch reach Lhasa on Thursday, AFP reported. Original plans for a three-day torch tour of Tibet were cut to one day this weekend. State media reported that a firm date for the end of a ban on foreign tourism to the region would be announced after the end of the Tibet leg of the torch relay. Tourists were banned from entering the region following riots that erupted in Lhasa on March 14.
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