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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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Young boy tries his luck as a torchbearer

The young boy attempts to join torchbearer Alexander McCann Credit: Yui Mok/LOCOG/PA Wire

A young punter tried his luck at joining the Olympic Torch Relay as it passed through Buxton.

The unofficial 'torchbearer', with his own makeshift torch, joined from the crowd as Alexander McCann carried the torch.

The young 'torchbearer' is stopped before he can complete his relay Credit: Yui Mok/LOCOG/PA Wire

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