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By oldgreyheron      
OK it's not world beating photography, but it is a personal moment in history which I will not be able to repeat. I took loads of snaps, and some will feature for curiosity's sake in the coming days, but this was the moment when the torch came past in Middlesbrough. I was proud to be there yesterday evening with so many happy people.

Oh and what a great and friendly job the police did (in very considerable numbers!)


Tags: Photo journalism Middlesbrough Olympic torch

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
18 Jun 2012 6:41PM
Well captured, Mike, what a proud fella he looks, and quite rightly so Smile Carol

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 6:56PM
Great image Mike, and I'm glad you enjoyed the moment! Not easy to get, but as you say the police (and also the flanking runners) have been brilliant.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 7:34PM
Nicely captured moment.
The bearer looks delighted with himself
as he should be.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
19 Jun 2012 9:46AM
I think this is one helluva capture, Mike. A brilliant action shot and look at the expression on the runner's face! VERY well recorded, this SmileSmile


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