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In pictures: First leg of Red Arrows world tour

Red Arrows jet over Karachi, Pakistan Image copyright Red Arrows
Image caption Earlier this week, the team performed in Karachi, Pakistan

Photos from the first leg of the Red Arrows' 60-day world tour - aiming to promote "the Best of British" - have been released.

The aerobatics team flew over Saudi Arabia, before making stops in Pakistan and India.

They will visit a total of 12 countries on the tour, which will include the team's first ever display in China.

The Red Arrows left their base at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire on 29 September.

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Image caption The team's route took them through France, Greece (pictured) and Cyprus
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Image caption The team will perform in India on Saturday before moving on to Bangladesh
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Image caption The team also flew over Saudi Arabia
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Image caption The Red Arrows flew along the Persian Gulf en-route to Oman
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Image caption The team flew in formation as it travelled from Oman to Pakistan
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Image caption The Red Arrows are taking part in a 60-day tour of the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions
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Image caption A pilot's eye view from inside the cockpit of a Red Arrows jet
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Image caption Pictures also include shots of the crew

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