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In pictures: HMCS Charlottetown finishes a long trek home

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Charlottetown’s most recent assignment was Operation Artemis, part of the multinational Combined Task Force 150’s efforts to fight terrorism and related illegal activities that terrorists use to finance their operations and conceal their movements.

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Sailors disembark from HMCS Charlottetown after returning to Halifax on Tuesday. The Canadian warship has spent 247 days at sea this year on counterterrorism and security-and-stability operations.

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Four-year-old Ethan Reid waves flags as he waits for his dad, Master Seaman Aaron Reid, as Charlottetown returns to Halifax Harbour.

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Master Seaman Reid gets a warm reception from his wife, Sarah, daughter Isabelle and son Ethan.

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Major David Holmes, a CH-124 Sea King helicopter pilot, is welcomed by his daughter Lauren, left, and son Jason.

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