The family snap shows Madeleine and younger twins Sean and Amelie
playing with their father Gerry McCann while on
holiday in Portugal.
Madeleine's parents are hoping that the picture could help jog
the memory of anyone who saw anything suspicious
at the time of her abduction.
She was taken from the family's apartment in the Algarve resort
of Praia da Luz on the night of May 3.
Portuguese police are following up
reports that a man
was seen near the apartment
carrying a small child.
The picture was released shortly after it was revealed that
Gerry and Kate
McCann are to meet the Pope.
The couple, who are both Roman Catholics, could meet Benedict XVI
at a general audience at the Vatican as early as
Meanwhile, the woman who may haveseen Madeleine being carried off
in the arms of a mystery man is wracked with
guilt that she did nothing to stop him.
A close friend of Kate and Gerry McCann, she believes she saw a
blonde girl wearing "distinguishable" pyjamas
and wrapped in a blanket.
She thought it odd at the time but only realised later that it
might have been Madeleine.
Described by police sources as the "principal witness" in the
case, the woman has now returned to the UK and
is brooding over what she saw.
Details of the sighting came as hundreds of calls were made to
police about the description of a white man aged
between 35 and 40 seen holding what was thought
to be a child on the night Madeleine