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Olympic torch relay rehearsal

A full dress rehearsal for the Olympic torch relay is taking place today on an 80-mile stretch from Leicester to Peterborough.

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Rehearsal torch makes its way from Leicester to Peterborough

The rehearsal kicked off from the National Space Center in Leicester just after 7am this morning, carried by Jasmine Vanmali, one of the local people selected as torch bearer.

The actual Olympic flame will pass through 1,018 places in the UK, as well as visiting Dublin, arriving in London for the Olympic Games opening ceremony on July 27.

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