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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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Olympic Torch to visit Tower of London

A Royal Marine Commando will abseil with the Olympic flame into the Tower of London today.

The Tower of London Credit: Atish Patel/PA Archive

A Royal Marine Commando will abseil with the Olympic flame into the Tower of London today.

The torch will then be carried around the Tower by an athlete and a Tower of London-nominated torchbearer.

It will be welcomed by Mayor Boris Johnson and Lutfur Rahman, the mayor of Olympics host borough Tower Hamlets.

The torch will spend the night under guard at the 11th century Tower.

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