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Yes, it can as long as it is not the tangent line of the outermost circle. If it is tangent to any of the inner circles it will always cross the outer circles at two points--so it is their secant line--whereas the tangent of the outermost circle is secant to no circle because there are no more circles beyond that last one.

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