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Yet at 11 am Mountain time, timing exactly with the scheduled 1 pm EST ExWeb planeflight over the Manhattan skyline, editor Tina Sjogren lit the red torch for Human rights at Mt Democrat. Image ExplorersWeb (click to enlarge).
"It wasn't so easy," reported an excited Paul Calabro from USskyads to ExplorersWeb (the pilots knew that timing was important). "A thunderstorm came in that we had to dodge." Image courtesy of Fred Sullivan/AVdrive Inc (Click to enlarge).
ExWeb mountain editor Angela Benavides took a huge Tibetan flag on top of Pico del Alba (click to enlarge).
Paul Calabro estimated that the banner should have been seen by at least half a milion (click to enlarge).
"Funny enough, when we took the pix a bus full of Chinese stopped! They took photo's of Robben Island and left." Image by ExWeb's polar editor Correne Erasmus-Coetzer, South Africa (click to enlarge).
How could we resist.
Tom Gallagher lit a torch at the summit of Croagh Patrick, a peak overlooking Clew Bay, in Murrisk, Ireland. "Croagh Patrick has been a place of pilgrimage for thousands of years in Ireland and seemed a fitting place to light up the sky," he wrote.
Message above the World Financial Center in lower Manhattan. Photo: Fred Sullivan/AVdrive Inc, webmaster at 1000days.net (click to enlarge).

08/08/08: Red Torch For Tibet banner flies over Manhattan; ExWeb crew light torches on peaks

Posted: Aug 09, 2008 12:37 am EDT

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"It wasn't so easy," reported Paul Calabro from USskyads to ExplorersWeb a few hours ago. "A thunderstorm came in that we had to dodge.""Hundreds of people lined up in Battery Park waiting to board the ferry to the Statue of Liberty," reported New York Times. "At first, very few noticed a small airplane circling the statue, towing a banner that read, Red Torch for Tibet. Meanwhile in the Rockies...The letters were difficult to read from the dock, reported NYT journalist David Giambusso in his article about New Yorkers...

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