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Last Updated: Tuesday August 12 2008 17:10 GMT

In pics: Nicked gnome's world travels!

The gnome with a photo album

A gnome called Murphy who was taken from a garden in Gloucestershire a few months ago has been returned to its owners along with a mysterious photo album, which shows that his kidnappers took him on a world tour!

The gnome with some children

Murphy was pictured visiting 12 countries including Australia, South Africa and China, and it looks like he made some friends along the way!

The gnome in the sea

The lucky leprechaun also found time for a dip in the sea in Thailand...

The gnome climbing a mountain

And even climbed a mountain in New Zealand!

Eve Stuart-Kelso with the gnome

His owner Eve Stuart-Kelso said Murphy had lost his feet on his travels, but the thought of all the people he had met on his travels made her smile.