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Olympic torch in Wales: Day three

Torchbearer Philip Richards carries the Olympic flame at Oystermouth Castle on the leg through Swansea Photo: Joe Giddens/LGOG /PA Wire

Thousands turned out again this morning as the Olympic torch headed west on the third day of its journey round Wales.

The flame threaded its way along the sea front in Mumbles to the cheers of several thousand early risers.

The flame travelled by land train from Swansea to Llanelli Credit: Gareth Fuller/LGOG /PA Wire

One hundred and fourteen torchbearers will play their part in carrying the flame from Swansea to Aberystwyth throughout the day.

The torch will cover a distance of 137 miles and visit landmarks including Bracelet Bay, Oystermouth Castle and Kidwelly Castle.

Enthusiasm for the torch is burning as brightly as ever as thousands more turned out this morning Credit: Joe Giddens/LGOG /PA Wire

If it gets me out of bed early on a Sunday morning then it must be interesting.I think it's a great day showing real community support.

– Mumbles resident Joanna Harvey, 72
Young spectators high-five a toy Wenlock mascot as the Olympic Flame passes on the leg between Llanelli and Kidwelly Credit: Joe Giddens/LGOG /PA Wire
A torchbearer holds aloft the Olympic flame at Kidwelly Castle Credit: Gareth Fuller/LGOG/PA Wire
The Olympic flame is carried through Haverfordwest Credit: Chris Radburn/LGOG/PA Wire
Torchbearer Jill Edge carries the Olympic flame on the leg between Fishguard and Newport Credit: Joe Giddens/LGOG /PA Wire

Hannah Thomas has been to meet one of today's114 torchbearers.

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