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The Olympic Torch Makes Its Final Journey Across London Towards The Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: The Queen's rowbarge 'Gloriana' carries the Olympic flame along the river Thames from Hampton Court to City Hall on the final day of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on July 27, 2012 in London, England. The Olympic flame is making its way through the capital on the final day of its journey around the UK before arriving in the Olympic Stadium tonight for the Olympic games' Opening Ceremony. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Olympic Torch's final journey

27 July 2012

The Olympic torch relay completed its 70-day tour across Great Britain hours before the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games on 27 July 2012, the final leg having been finished by royal barge on London's River Thames in front of tens of thousands of enthusiastic spectators. It finished its 8,000 mile journey at Tower Bridge.