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Torchbearer proposes to girlfriend

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Torchbearer David State proposes to his girlfriend during the relay.
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LONDON (AP)

An Olympic torchbearer has proposed to his girlfriend as he carried the Olympics torch through the streets of northern England.

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The Olympic torch relay went on an epic journey to London. See 2012's torchbearers.

David State proposed to his girlfriend Christine Langham on bended knee in the middle of his relay Monday between the towns of Marske-by-the-Sea and Loftus in north east England. He handed the torch to a nearby security official while he proposed.

She accepted, State then took the torch back and continued his run.

Huge numbers of people have turned up all over the country to see the Olympic flame as it makes a 8,000-mile (12,875-kilometer) trek around the UK.

The London Olympics take place from July 27 to Aug. 12.

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