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Your guide to the torch relay
Thousands turned out to see the Olympic flame carried through North Yorkshire.
It's zip wired across the Tyne, lit cauldrons in Cumbria and even borrowed a wedding witness in Scotland: but the spectacle of the Olympic torch in our region is over.
After a dazzling pyrotechnic display at Windemere last night, it made its way through Kendal this morning.
Here are some of the Olympic torch's best moments.
Durham Police estimate a crowd of 12,000 - 13,000 turned out to see the Olympic torch at Barnard Castle.
13 year old George Conway carried the Olympic Torch through Northallerton.
George has a rare muscular disorder, and helps others with disabilities.
His father walked with him as he was cheered on by the crowds, before passing on the Olympic flame for the next stage of the relay.