Olympic flame rides the Tube

The Olympic flame has taken the Tube as it continues its week-long journey through the capital. A total of 144 torchbearers, including rower James Cracknell and skier Chemmy Alcott, carried the flame 43 miles across London.

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Thousands line the streets to cheer on torch bearers

Some of this morning's Olympic Torch relay runners as they carried it through south London.

It started Day 66 in Lewisham and later this afternoon it will be carried around the All England Tennis Club at Wimbledon by Venus Williams and Andy Murray.

Then tonight, the flame will be taken into the homes of millions as EastEnder Billy Mitchell carries the torch through fictional Walford, E20.

Doreen Lawrence thanks supporters at Stephen Lawrence centre

Doreen Lawrence talks to reporters after carrying the torch through south London this morning Credit: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire

Doreen Lawrence has taken the Olympic torch to the learning centre she set up in the memory of her son, Stephen Lawrence in Deptford, south-east London.

Mrs Lawrence fought for years for justice for Stephen, who was murdered in a racist attack in Eltham, south-east London in 1993. Her campaign helped sparked the Macpherson Inquiry, which found the Metropolitan Police to be "insitutionally racist".

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