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London 2012: UK prepares for Olympic flame arrival

18 May 2012 Last updated at 06:03 BST

The Olympic torch will spend 70 days winding its way around the UK en route to London for the start of the 2012 Games.

It begins its 12,000km journey this weekend in the most south-westerly English county, Cornwall.

Ros Atkins reports.