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Monday, 11 March, 2002, 17:09 GMT
In pictures: Jubilee baton relay starts
The Queen's Jubilee Baton Relay has started, sending a baton on a 58,000 mile trip, visiting much of the UK and 23 countries in the Commonwealth before arriving in Manchester for the opening ceremony on 25 July.

The Queen and Sir Roger Bannister
Sir Roger Bannister received the baton from the Queen

Prince Edward (left), the Queen and Charles Allen, Chairman of Manchester 2002
Prince Edward is supporting his mother in Jubilee year

United Colours of Sound
Singers performed official Games anthem Ain't No Stopping Us Now

George Best (left), Sebastian Coe, Claire Sweeney and Sir Steven Redgrave
Olympian Sebastian Coe got the baton moving

The Queen meets athlete Denise Lewis at Westminster Abbey
Athlete Denise Lewis carried it to Westminster Abbey

world map
The baton will travel 58,000 miles around the world
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