09/01/2014 10:39 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 10:53 GMT

England Ashes Team Return To UK (PHOTOS)

Remember these pictures from a couple of days ago?

Australia's cricketing heroes were feted by thousands by the quayside in Sydney after their comprehensive 5-0 Ashes whitewash of England.

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Huge crowds welcomed the victorious Ashes winners in Sydney Harbour

England's players had their own homecoming on Thursday when their flight landed at Heathrow but it was to a more subdued welcome - if anyone was bothering to notice at all.

It all seemed a bit quiet for coach Andy Flower and his team as they pushed their trollies through the empty spaces although Matt Prior looked to have spotted someone and gave a half-hearted wave.

Better luck next time, lads?

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