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TORCHBEARERS are getting closer to the end of the relay as the Olympic opening ceremony draws nearer.

When the flame leaves our area on Monday, it will head towards Brighton before eventually making its way towards Hastings, Dover and Brighton.

Then it begins a week-long journey through London.

From the sprawling markets of Camden to the historic buildings of the City of London, the flame will weave through the capital en route to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

The eyes of the world will be on the UK for the opening ceremony, which will see the athletes from all around the globe parade through the stadium in a spectacular show.

The grand finale of the show is the entrance of the Olympic flame.

It will pass through the athletes to the final torchbearer, who will ceremoniously light the cauldron, marking the beginning of the games.

The flame will continue to burn for the whole of the London 2012 games.