The media waited for the McCann family as they prepared to leave their rented villa in Praia da Luz.
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 world's media followed the McCanns every inch of the way to the airport, trying to catch them from every angle.
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.
Gerry and Kate McCann are keen for life to return as normal as possible for their two-year-old twins Sean and Amelie.
The family-of-four turned their backs on Portugal, having arrived several months earlier as a family-of-five for a holiday.
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 family once again faced a large crowd of journalists and photographers when they arrived back at their home in Rothley, Leicestershire.