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Olympic Torch lights up Wales
Grand Slam rugby hero Sam Warburton helped to light up Wales during the Olympic Torch's first "amazing day" in the country.
Thousands of people lined the streets in cities, towns and villages as the flame was carried by a selection of "inspirational" torchbearers.
The celebrations, boosted by sunny weather and temperatures of around 24 degrees C, took place across a diverse range of locations - which included the site of a famous former coal mine to a star-studded music festival in Cardiff city centre.
People from all walks of life have played a part in the relay, with the oldest being 75 and the youngest aged 12, but it was perhaps Warburton who got the biggest cheer of the day as he held the torch aloft as he passed the home of Welsh rugby, The Millennium Stadium.
It has been a glorious 12 months for the rugby captain whose side reached the World Cup semi-finals as well as finishing The Six Nations tournament undefeated.
"It was fitting to run past the stadium with the torch with everyone cheering the way the did," he said. "It was a great moment in my life. The way people have turned out has been fantastic and I'm sure people will really get behind the Games. Today has shown that - it's been an amazing day for Wales."
The day's events got under way at the border town of Monmouth - often described as the "Gateway to Wales".
Hundreds arrived as early as 8am to get the best view, some three hours before Disability Wales chairman Gareth John became the first Welsh torchbearer. By the time Raglan woman Hazel Cave-Browne-Cave had taken on the torch in Monnow Street, thousands lined the route.
The torch was taken through Raglan and Abergavenny, before arriving at the famous former mine in Blaenavon. The flame later arrived in the Welsh capital, going past the Millennium Stadium before arriving at Cardiff Castle.
There, thousands of fans enjoyed a music festival in Cooper's Field with performances from Welsh rockers Kids in Glass Houses, headliners You Me At Six and pop star Emeli Sande