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In pictures: The McCanns return home

Media outside the McCann's villa in Portugal

The media waited for the McCann family as they prepared to leave their rented villa in Praia da Luz.

Kate and Gerry McCann on their way to Faro Airport

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann drove to Faro airport after deciding to return to the UK, more than four months after their daughter vanished.

The McCanns arrive at Faro Airport

The world's media followed the McCanns every inch of the way to the airport, trying to catch them from every angle.

The McCanns arrive at Faro Airport

Media attention has intensified since the couple were named as suspects in the disappearance of their four-year-old daughter from the family's holiday apartment on 3 May.

The McCann family wait for their flight at Faro Airport

Gerry and Kate McCann are keen for life to return as normal as possible for their two-year-old twins Sean and Amelie.

McCanns boarding the plane

The family-of-four turned their backs on Portugal, having arrived several months earlier as a family-of-five for a holiday.

Gerry McCann at East Midlands Airport

Gerry McCann read a statement upon his arrival at East Midlands Airport. "We played no part in the disappearance of our lovely daughter, Madeleine," he said.

The McCanns arrive at their home in Rothley, Leics

The family once again faced a large crowd of journalists and photographers when they arrived back at their home in Rothley, Leicestershire.

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