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Sochi Olympic torch taken on historic spacewalk

9 November 2013 Last updated at 18:59 GMT

Two Russian cosmonauts have taken the torch for the Sochi Winter Olympics on its first historic spacewalk, ahead of next year's games in Russia.

Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky carried the unlit torch through the hatch of the International Space Station.

Live footage showed Mr Kotov waving the torch 261 miles (420km) above Earth.

Daniel Sandford reports from Moscow.