From the Wikipedia article on geodesics:
In Riemannian geometry geodesics are not the same as “shortest curves” between two points, though the two concepts are closely related. The difference is that geodesics are only locally the shortest distance between points [...]. Going the “long way round” on a great circle between two points on a sphere is a geodesic but not the shortest path between the points.
My question is:
Are there (natural, Riemannian?) geometries with more than two geodesics between two given points?
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