Picture special: Week three of London 2012 Olympic torch relay

We bring you another instalment of some of the best photographs from week three of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

London’s Olympic torch makes a historic visit to Dublin in a nod to the peace process as its 70-day journey around the United Kingdom continues.

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TV presenter Patrick Kielty is surrounded after carrying the torch in his native Northern Ireland (Getty Images/Locog)

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Irish team chef de mission and Olympic medallist Sonia O’Sullivan lights the Olympic cauldron as the flame makes a historic visit to Dublin (Getty Images/Locog)

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Boxers Wayne McCullough (left) and Michael Carruth kiss torches on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on Day 19 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay (Getty Images/Locog)

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Pop duo Jedward failed to get near the medals in two attempts at Eurovision – but carried the flame through Dublin (Getty Images/Locog)

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Henry Sheflin, widely regarded as one of the greatest hurlers of all-time, carried the Olympic torch at Croke Park (Getty Images/Locog)

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Alex Williams carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg from Portadown to Banbridge (Getty Images/Locog)

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The Olympic flame is carried to the top of one of Northern Ireland’s most famous landmarks, the World Heritage Site of Giant’s Causeway (Getty Images/Locog)

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Geraldine Mccann carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Newtownards and Stormont (Getty Images/Locog)

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Locog chief executive Paul Deighton arrives at Isle of Man airport, ahead of the first island stop during the London 2012 Olympic torch relay (Getty Images/Locog)

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