Strauss takes Ashes in his stride

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Andrew Strauss - The captain is the centre of attention on the eve of England's departure  

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Andrew Strauss - A pose England fans hope will be repeated come January  

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Ashes - The Waterford Crystal replica of the urn alongside a more authentic version  

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Andrew Strauss - Strauss cuts a laid-back figure. \"I'm relaxed and excited,\" he said  

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Andrew Strauss - The cases are packed for the winter break  

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