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Olympic torch in Dorset: Our highlights. Your pictures!

The Olympic flame returned to the Westcountry today (Thursday 12th July) making its way through Dorset. The torch passed up the famous Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, arriving at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, which will host the Olympic sailing events in just over two weeks time. It's due to arrive in Weymouth shortly for an evening of celebrations.

Torchbearer Darren Rowe with his family in Shaftesbury
The Olympic torch passes through Bridport on its journey through Dorset Credit: Tracey Howard
Peter Hellawell carrying the torch through Bridport today Credit: Andrew Wheatley
The Olympic torch passes through Chickerell Credit: Phil Edmonds
Hundreds of people stood in the rain to welcome the Olympic torch through Dorset Credit: Tracey Howard

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