Picture special: Week two of the London 2012 Olympic torch relay

We bring you some of the best photographs from the second week of the London 2012 Olympic torch relay

Opera stars, Olympic champions, TV personalities and a whole load more inspiring and unheralded individuals are taken the torch on the second week of its 70-day journey to the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

london 2012 olympic torch relay pictures

Sporty Spice Melanie Chisholm carries the Olympic torch in her native Liverpool (Locog/Getty Images)

london 2012 olympic torch relay pictures

Craig Lundberg carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Birkenhead and Liverpool (Locog/Getty Images)

london 2012 olympic torch relay pictures

Kimberley Cooper accompanied by Grand National winner Neptune Collonges holds the Olympic Flame on the race track at Aintree, during Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay (Locog/Getty Images)

london 2012 olympic torch relay pictures

2004 Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan lights the cauldron in his native Bolton (Locog/Getty Images)

london 2012 olympic torch relay pictures

Comedian and Comic Relief fundraiser John Bishop carried the torch at Jodrell Bank (Locog/Getty Images)

london 2012 olympic torch relay pictures

John Simpson, vice-president of the Wenlock Olympian Society, whose annual Games, founded 50 years before the modern Olympic movement, inspired IOC founder Pierre de Courbetin takes the torch in Much Wenlock (Locog/Getty Images)

london 2012 olympic torch relay pictures

Imran Sherwani, who scored the goals when Great Britain beat Germany in the 1988 Olympic hockey final, lights the cauldron in Stoke on Trent (Locog/Getty Images)

london 2012 olympic torch relay pictures

Sir Chris Bonington carries the Olympic flame on the summit of Snowdon, the second highest peak in the sport (Locog/Getty Images)

london 2012 olympic torch relay pictures

The Olympic Flame travels on the Ffestiniog Railway from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog during the Olympic Torch Relay (Locog/Getty Images)

london 2012 olympic torch relay pictures

Colin Jackson won everything in athletics apart from an Olympic gold medal and admitted he felt emotional after carrying the torch (Locog/Getty Images)

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