13 August 2012
Last updated at 22:33
London airports have had one of their busiest days ever as about 200,000 athletes, officials and visitors returned home after the Olympic Games.
Heathrow set up a special terminal so athletes - such as the Lesotho team here - can enjoy an easier and more entertaining departure.
Plants, park benches, model stags and staff dressed as wardens and bearskin guards are all part of the Games terminal experience.
Romanian athletes take photos at the airport before they leave London. Heathrow was expecting some 116,000 passengers through its doors on Monday, with Gatwick prepared for 70,000. Stansted also expected a surge, with Australia's team among those departing.
Those leaving have been invited to write down their favourite memory of London 2012 and hang it from a tree inside the Heathrow terminal.
Meanwhile, more than 5,000 bags were collected at the Olympic Village and processed overnight ready for Monday's exodus.
And volunteers have been cheering athletes off - even performing the "The Mobot" in front of Heathrow's Terminal 4.
Elsewhere, Belgian athletes - along with those from the Netherlands and France - have been leaving by Eurostar from St Pancras station.
Two specially-chartered trains carried the Olympic passengers to Paris and Brussels, where the Dutch team will travel on to the Netherlands