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A Chinese curling duo’s unexpected gift to their victorious U.S. opponents at the Beijing Winter Olympics brought a temporary thaw to the chilly atmosphere between the two world powers.

Curlers Ling Zhi and Fan Suyuan presented a set of commemorative pins to Christopher Plys and Vicky Persinger after the Americans prevailed 7-5 in their mixed doubles round-robin encounter on Saturday.

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