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In Pictures: Harry digs deep for Botswana tree planting

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are continuing their tour of Africa.

Harry joined local youngsters to plant some tree saplings (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Harry joined local youngsters to plant some tree saplings (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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The Duke of Sussex joined efforts to plant trees in a new forest being created in Botswana.

The planting on the banks of the Chobe River comes in the face of decades of deforestation from locals gathering firewood.

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Harry, alongside Elephants Without Borders founder Dr Mike Chase, was welcomed to the special planting event by local children (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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The children performed a dance to welcome the royal visitor (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Harry took part in a group exercise event prior to the tree planting ceremony (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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He then got his hands dirty as he helped a group of men get a giant 10-metre tree into the ground (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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It was planted in the Chobe Tree Reserve, with much smaller tree saplings also dug into the ground (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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The duke’s visit to Botswana came on day four of Harry and wife Meghan’s tour of Africa (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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While in Botswana, Harry also joined an anti-poaching patrol on the Chobe river (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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He took to the water with heavily-armed members of the Botswana Defence Force (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Harry was shown a map of where the patrol focuses its anti-poaching efforts (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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The duke also used his visit to issue a rallying call to the world to tackle climate change, saying ‘no-one can deny the science’ (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Harry then joined a confidence-building exercise with young people, run by his Sentebale charity (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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