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Today marks the halfway point of the 70-day Olympic Torch relay through the United Kingdom. Since arriving in Cornwall on May 18, the flame has been carried through villages and cities, across lakes and mountain ranges, on foot, by train, on horseback, and through the air, from Cornwall to the Shetland Islands. By the time it reaches London to launch the 2012 Summer Olympics in 35 days, the torch will have passed through the hands of 8,000 torchbearers. [31 photos]

Torchbearer Peter Jack holds the Olympic Flame aloft on the Giant's Causeway, County Antrim on day 17 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on June 4, 2012 near Belfast, Northern Ireland. (LOCOG via Getty Images)

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In early September, Matthew Lloyd photographed the Yorkshire Gliding Club in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, England. The Club, founded in 1934, operates a fleet of fiberglass gliders and pilots can take advantage of the favorable soaring conditions of North Yorkshire. Towed into the sky to a height of 2000ft by an aircraft called [...]

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