UK base in Afghanistan handed over
The last UK base in Afghanistan has been handed over to the control of Afghan security forces, ending British combat operations in the country.
The union flag was lowered at Camp Bastion, while Camp Leatherneck - the adjoining US base - was also handed over to Afghan control.
UK troops have been in Afghanistan since 2001, with Bastion, in Helmand Province, their main base since 2006.
The number of deaths of British troops throughout the conflict stands at 453.
The UK's command of Helmand was transferred to US forces in April and personnel, military vehicles and kit have begun returning home in recent months.
At the height of the war in 2009, about 10,000 UK troops were based in Camp Bastion and the UK's 137 patrol bases in southern Afghanistan.
Only a small number of personnel are due to remain in the country after this year, at the British-run military academy in Kabul.