In pictures: Brasil leaving London

Rob Powell Navy

Brazilian navy frigate BRASIL left London last Friday morning after a five day visit to the capital.

In what has become an annual visit, the vessel was moored alongside HMS Belfast, leaving an hour before HMS Mersey arrived to occupy the same berth.

BRASIL heads down river with a police escort

The Shard seen in the background as BRASIL continues down river

The 120-metre vessel seen passing the Isle of Dogs

Crew members seen on BRASIL as she passes the Greenwich Foot Tunnel entrance at Island Gardens

The Niterói class frigate sails past the O2 as she leaves London.

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