Olympic torch relay resumes after mourning period for quake victims

The Olympic torch resumed its journey through China after a minute of silence Thursday and a three-day mourning period for victims of the earthquake that killed more than 40,000. The torch relay resumed at a container port in eastern China's seaport city of Ningbo, traveling through the city and across the Hangzhou Bay bridge to Jiaxing. Later Thursday it was to be moved by vehicle to the country's commercial center of Shanghai. A ceremony that included a minute of silence for the victims and the millions of people left homeless was held on a dock under a giant crane used to lift containers on ships. The crew of the MSC Rita watched from their ship, which blew its horn when the ceremony was over. Flags, which had been at half-staff during the mourning period, were fluttering in the wind.