It’s rapidly becoming the most photographed chain-link fence in the world.

The barrier between pedestrians and the Olympic cauldron on the Vancouver waterfront has cluttered countless snapshots over the past few days. A line of Olympics-goers several blocks long is pressing forward for a glimpse of the sacred flame.

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But many have complained that the barricade that protects the display makes it appear the cauldron is in jail, far removed from those who’ve come to admire it.

A Canwest news report this afternoon said VANOC officials may consider a “less austere” barrier, while still keeping fans at a safe distance.

As of this writing, however, the fence is still in place and shows no signs of disappearing.