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Photos: Tom Brady returns to Foxborough to celebrate with Patriots fans

Tom Brady fed off a jubilant crowd at Gillette Stadium during a special halftime ceremony on Sunday.Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Tom Brady returned to Gillette Stadium for the first time as a former NFL player on Sunday, and the Patriots had special festivities planned around their Week 1 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Check out this photo gallery from the Globe staff capturing the highlight moments from Brady’s return to New England:

The Patriots honored Tom Brady as the first "Keeper of the Light" when Brady rang the bell atop the new Gillette Stadium lighthouse before Sunday's game against the Eagles.Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Tom Brady waves to the crowd from the new Gillette Stadium lighthouse before the Patriots open the season at home against the Eagles.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
With Super Bowl trophies behind him, Tom Brady took in the appreciation from the Gillette Stadium crowd during Sunday's halftime ceremony.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
Tom Brady fed off the crowd of Patriots fans who celebrated "Tom's Dynasty" during halftime on Sunday.Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Robert Kraft spoke during Sunday's halftime ceremony as Tom Brady stood with his family.Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Tom Brady later said that wearing the Patriots No. 12 jersey "still feels pretty good."Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Tom Brady said he was a ‘Patriot for life’ while speaking to fans on Sunday.Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Tom Brady touches the cheek of his daughter, Vivian, during a halftime ceremony to honor the Patriots legend.Barry Chin/Globe Staff