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The torch of courage

Climbers have scaled U.K. mountaintops to ignite the flames that will light the Paralympics torch.

Four groups of climbers, made up of disabled and non-disabled volunteers, climbed the highest peaks in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales on Wednesday.

On reaching the summits, they struck metal against rough steel to create sparks and ignite the flames which were then put in miners' lanterns and carried down on foot. The flames will unite in a special ceremony in Stoke Mandeville.


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