In this week's roundup of the best boating photos, HMS Liverpool returns to its base in Portsmouth after a seven-month deployment in the Med and the route of the Olympic Torch is revealed

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It’s time for another global look at life on the water as this week’s photos take us from Thailand, to South Africa, all the way back to Portsmouth.

In Thailand, residents pack on board a passenger boat to celebrate the Loi Krathong (Festival of Lights) as continuing floods force more people to take to the water, in South Africa the research ship James Cook sets sail, and in Portsmouth the HMS Liverpool returns home after a long deployment abroad.

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