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At 8.12 this morning people all over the country have rang bells to mark precisely 12 hours to the opening of the London Olympic games.
Featured as part of the cultural Olympiad, experienced change ringing experts of tower bells to enthusiastic children with hand bells, bicycle bells and even doorbells rang out.
Among the bells that peeled were those of Carlisle Cathedral.
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Bells across the UK have rung out to mark exactly 12 hours until the start of the 2012 Games in London including Carlisle Cathedral's.