Crowds await the Torch in Llandudno
Torchbearer Ian Turner carries the Torch during its journey on Llandudno's cable car
Sarah Thomas takes the Torch to Conwy Bridge
Residents prepare to welcome the Torch to Deganwy
Harriet Frobisher with the Torch
Charlotte Frobisher carries the Torch
Torchbearer Alice Frobisher with the Torch
Garry Tann brings the Torch through Llandudno
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THOUSANDS lined the streets yesterday to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay.
A sea of smiling faces, flags and cheers greeted torch bearers as they travelled across the North Wales coast during the 11th day of the UK-wide tour.
It passed iconic landmarks such as Conwy Bridge, the Great Orme as well as a lap of the new Eirias Park Stadium.
Starting in Conwy just before 9am, the Torch visited Llandudno Junction, Deganwy, Llandudno, Penrhyn bay, Rhos on Sea and Colwyn Bay before a lunchtime stop in Eirias Park.
The flame then carried on through Old Colwyn towards Abergele, finishing the day in Chester.
Llandudno councillor Terry Davies attended a welcome event outside Venue Cymru.
He said: "I think it's absolutely fabulous. Children gathered from 9.30am. It was a beautiful day with great crowds."
Schoolchildren and teachers, shop and office workers and shoppers and visitors lined the streets ahead of the Torch, creating a carnival atmosphere.
Mathew Sion, a pupil at Ysgol Morfa Rhianedd, Llandudno, said: "It was a great day. It was a good chance to see the flame. The atmosphere was good, and everybody enjoyed themselves."
Inspirational athletes, community heroes and charity champions were among the torchbearers who carried the flame through the area, as it was brought within one hour of all Conwy residents.
Colwyn Bay town councillor Abdul Khan described it as the "town's moment".
Pictures taken by Kerry Roberts, Craig Colville, Terry Williams, Dave Thomas, Phil Micheu and LOCOG/Press Association.