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Catching the flame

By oldgreyheron      
The Olympic flame arrived on stage in Centre Square in Middlesbrough at the end of its day's travels on Sunday. It then had to be captured for safe keeping overnight in a Davy Miners' Lamp. This sequence shows the efforts of the Metropolitan Police's dedicated staff to catch the flame.

Please step through the sequence and enjoy the expressions!


Tags: Photo journalism Middlesbrough Olympic flame Centre Square

Voters: mrswoolybill, andylea, CarolG and 10 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 7:15PM
Love the clean simplicity of V1, plus excellent reportage in the rest of the set.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Jun 2012 7:21PM
A fascinating sequence of images, Mike, and very well captured, both by you and the Metropolitan Police Smile Carol
SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
21 Jun 2012 7:21PM
Fantastic sequence, and shot 1 is great. Not a big Olympic fan, and this caught my imagination!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 11:31PM
Found this most interesting as never thought how flame is kept alive
but safe between desinations.
Very well documented in photos.
robway 13 318 Wales
22 Jun 2012 8:28AM
An excellent set of shots recording the the event. I like V1 for it's simplicity yet powerful message.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
22 Jun 2012 12:14PM
V1 is an amazing and dramatic image. One of the best I've ever seen of the fabled Olympic torch. I didn't realize that it had to be kept in a different vessel overnight. This is first class by any standard, but v1 should be enlarged and framed.

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