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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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Torch ends the night in Leicester despite security breach

The Olympic Flame has arrived safely in Leicester despite an earlier scare, when two boys managed to get their hands on it in Coventry.

Police are warning people against entering the "security bubble" around the torch, for their safety and also for that of the torchbearers.

Phil Fuller lights the Cauldron at the end of Day 45 of the Torch Relay in Leicester Credit: Ben Birchall/LOCOG/PA Wire

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