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Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures as he crosses the finish line to win gold in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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United States' Allyson Felix, second from right, crosses the finish line to win gold ahead of Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, right, in the women's 200-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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United States' Allyson Felix, second from right, crosses the finish line to win gold ahead of Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, right, in the women's 200-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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A bottle lies on the track behind the starting blocks after being thrown from the crowd as, from left, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, United States' Justin Gatlin, Jamaica's Yohan Blake, United States' Tyson Gay and Jamaica's Asafa Powell compete in the men's 100-meter final the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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A bottle lies on the track behind the starting blocks after being thrown from the crowd as, from left, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, United States' Justin Gatlin, Jamaica's Yohan Blake, United States' Tyson Gay and Jamaica's Asafa Powell compete in the men's 100-meter final the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after crossing the finish line to win gold in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after crossing the finish line to win gold in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after a men's 100m semifinal heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after a men's 100m semifinal heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Fisherman Daniel Edwards bails his small wooden skiff out in Port Royal, a fishing village just outside of Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday Aug. 5, 2012. Tropical Storm Ernesto is pushing for a brush with Jamaica on Sunday. (AP photo/David McFadden)

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Fisherman Daniel Edwards bails his small wooden skiff out in Port Royal, a fishing village just outside of Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday Aug. 5, 2012. Tropical Storm Ernesto is pushing for a brush with Jamaica on Sunday. (AP photo/David McFadden)

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Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning gold in the women's 100-meter final during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning gold in the women's 100-meter final during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Gold medal winner, Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, left, crosses the finish line ahead of silver medal winner United States' Carmelita Jeter during the women's 100-meter final during athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning gold in the women's 100-meter final during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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World champion Yohan Blake, right, is congratulated by world-record holder Usain Bolt after Blake defeated Bolt in the 100m final at Jamaica's Olympic trials in Kingston, Jamaica, Friday, June 29, 2012. Blake pulled a stunner finishing in 9.75 seconds to upset Bolt by 0.11 seconds. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)

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World champion Yohan Blake, right, is congratulated by world-record holder Usain Bolt after Blake defeated Bolt in the 100m final at Jamaica's Olympic trials in Kingston, Jamaica, Friday, June 29, 2012. Blake pulled a stunner finishing in 9.75 seconds to upset Bolt by 0.11 seconds. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)

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World record holder Usain Bolt, left, runs ahead of countryman Kimmari Roach to win a 100m quarterfinal heat of the Jamaica's Olympic trials in Kingston, Jamaica, Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)

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"The political parties in Jamaica have realized that reggae was the music of the people," says Jimmy Cliff, who will be at the 9:30 Club on Thursday night, "and so they were the first political people to take music and use it in their political campaigns. It's not so strange to me that it's happening internationally." (Thomas Sheehan)

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"The political parties in Jamaica have realized that reggae was the music of the people," says Jimmy Cliff, who will be at the 9:30 Club on Thursday night, "and so they were the first political people to take music and use it in their political campaigns. It's not so strange to me that it's happening internationally." (Thomas Sheehan)