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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 relay turns southwards

Former Olympic Gold Medalist and torchbearer, Alan Wells MBE, carrying Olympic Flame on Torch Relay leg between Innerleithen and Galashiels. Credit: PA

The Olympic Flame's marathon seven-day tour of Scotland was hailed a resounding success as it made its way south of the border. Olympian Allan Wells, 60, carried the flame in the Borders town of Selkirk. He won gold in the 100m at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.

Torchbearer Diane Cunningham carrying the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Musselburgh and Bilston. Credit: PA

The torch also visited Musselburgh in East Lothian; the Midlothian towns of Dalkeith, Lasswade, Loanhead, Bilston, Milton Bridge and Penicuik; and the Borders towns of Peebles, Innerleithen and Walkerburn.

Torchbearer Michelle Smith ducking away from flame as she passes Olympic Flame to Torchbearer 085. Credit: PA

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