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In pictures: QE2's final voyage

QE2 arrives in Southampton Water

The world-famous QE2 first entered Southampton Water - ahead of its final journey - in the early hours.

QE2 arrives in Southampton Water

The vessel was delayed after running aground on a sandbank at the entrance to Southampton Water at about 0530 GMT.

QE2 arrives in Southampton Water (pic: Maritime and Coastguard Agency)

The vessel finally docked in Southampton at about 0730 GMT (pic: Maritime and Coastguard Agency).

Crowds on the QE2 as it arrived in Southampton

Crowds gathered on board to wave flags and cheer as QE2 docked in Southampton ahead of its final journey.

A DeHavilland Beaver aircraft and an Auster drop one million poppies over the QE2

One million poppies were dropped over the QE2 at 1100 GMT during a flypast by a DeHavilland Beaver aircraft and an Auster.

An RAF Harrier jet dips its nose in tribute to QE2

An RAF Harrier jet hovered over the QE2 for about a minute at 1345 GMT, before dipping its nose in tribute.

The Duke of Edinburgh meets QE2 crew

The Duke of Edinburgh (2nd right) commented on the braid of an officer's sleeve during a visit to the ship's engine room.

Crowds watch QE2 leave

Thousands of well-wishers lined Southampton Water to watch QE2 leave at 1915 GMT.

The QE2 leaves Southampton

A spectacular fireworks display over Southampton Water marked QE2's departure.

The QE2 leaves Southampton

The 40-year-old liner is being taken out of service and turned into a luxury floating hotel in Dubai.

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