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Muse carry the Olympic torch

  • On your mark, get set, go! Muse's Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Wolstenholme prepare to carry the Olympic torch in their native town of Teignmouth.

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    Added: 23 May 2012

  • The rock trio were amongst the 121 people chosen to carry the torch from Plymouth to Exeter on the second day of its 70-day relay. They had the honour of holding it as they ran over local landmark Shaldon Bridge into their hometown.

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    Added: 23 May 2012

  • It's not quite Wembley Stadium, but check out the almighty throng who turned up to see Muse doing their stint with the torch. Apparently, local police had to limit the crowd to 7,000 spectators.

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    Added: 23 May 2012

  • Matt and co prepare to light their torch from the previous runner's flame. Is it just us who thinks those all-white outfits they've got on would make a nifty fashion statement for their next album?

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    Added: 23 May 2012

  • Hard work's over, boys. Muse hand over the responsibility of carrying the torch to Paul Ruff - the National Ultimate Frisbee coach, no less - so they can enjoy a well-earned rest (or, we hope, to continue work on that new album...).

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    Added: 23 May 2012

  • Posing for pictures with the torch. But why weren't they asked to play any of this Summer's Olympic gigs? Watching Muse blitz through 'Knights Of Cydonia' would have made all the rival nation's athletes cower with fear, surely...

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    Added: 23 May 2012