Picture gallery: More than 10,000 turn out in Bolton for Olympic Torch relay carried by Amir Khan

By Mancunian Matters staff

Around 10,000 people cheered as the London 2012 Olympic Torch, carried by town treasure Amir Khan, arrived in Bolton today.

The 2004 Olympic silver medallist picked up the torch just after 18.45pm and journeyed it to the town hall just before 7pm.

Thousands of excited people witnessed the arrival as 135 lucky participants carried the torch throughout the day.

CARRIED BY KHAN: Amir lights the Olympic cauldron

PROUD: Onlookers wave flags as Khan hold torch

LEADING THE WAY: Olympic medallist Amir Khan lights cauldron after bring flame

ON FIRE: Khan lights cauldron for London 2012 Olympics

ALL SMILES: Bolton couple join parade

CROWDS GATHER: Thousands turn out for flame

TWIST & PULSE: Britain’s Got Talent stars take centre stage

PUCKER UP: Fan gets lippy for Team GB

GREETING: Bagpipes prepare to welcome the torch to Bolton

EXCITEMENT GROWS: Families await glimpse of the Olympic Torch

A MAYOR’S WELCOME: Councillor Guy Harkin enjoys ‘once in a lifetime’ event

LINING THE STREETS: Excited residents get ready for King Khan’s arrival

PROUD: Keith Warriner and his son Ben, 4, who made his
version of the torch in school this morning

OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY: Bolton gets readys to join in celebrations

FANS & FLAGS: Couple cheer on the arrival of Olympic Torch in Bolton

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