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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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Doreen Lawrence thanks supporters at Stephen Lawrence centre

Doreen Lawrence talks to reporters after carrying the torch through south London this morning Credit: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire

Doreen Lawrence has taken the Olympic torch to the learning centre she set up in the memory of her son, Stephen Lawrence in Deptford, south-east London.

Mrs Lawrence fought for years for justice for Stephen, who was murdered in a racist attack in Eltham, south-east London in 1993. Her campaign helped sparked the Macpherson Inquiry, which found the Metropolitan Police to be "insitutionally racist".

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