In pictures: Queen's Baton Relay travels around the south of England

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The baton set off from Stoke Mandeville Stadium on the third day of the relay

The Queen's Baton Relay travelled through the south of England ahead of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

The baton set off from Stoke Mandeville Stadium to Maidenhead at about 08:00 BST on Wednesday as it continued its journey covering the length and breadth of England.

Its route took in a number of locations including Windsor, Aldershot, Winchester, Southampton, and Portsmouth, before heading to Ryde on the Isle of Wight by hovercraft.

The baton started its route at the Eden Project in Cornwall on Monday, before heading for Dorset via Plymouth and Exeter.

It ends its journey at Birmingham's Aston Hall on 28 July, the day of the games' opening ceremony.

Here are some of the highlights from the third day of the relay.

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Quadriplegic sailor Geoff Holt MBE took the baton over to the Isle of Wight
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The baton in Portsmouth as it reached the Naval Base with Kerry Snuggs and Rosie McDonnell
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It visited Broadhalfpenny Down cricket ground in Hambledon
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Jordan Wylie took the baton on a visit to Winchester
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Baton bearers Jade Honke (L) and Lauren Sharp at Taplow lake
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It was later taken out to baton bearer and wakeboarder William Handley on the lake
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In it together - crowds gathered to watch as the baton was carried alongside the Thames by these two participants
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The baton makes its way through Maidenhead by boat
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Relay participants gather in Windsor as the baton passes through Berkshire

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