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Monday, September 27, 1999 Published at 22:12 GMT 23:12 UK

World: Europe

Picture gallery: Ronaldo's trip to Kosovo

Brazilian football star Ronaldo flew into Kosovo on Monday on a mission for Roman Catholic charity Caritas-Belgium.

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The Inter Milan striker got a glimpse of the post-war landscape through the gun port of an Italian helicopter.

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Ronaldo is used to adoring fans, but his security arrangements rarely run to the armoured car he was given in the southern Kosovan city of Djakovica.

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He was given a hero's welcome from the ethnic Albanian crowd as he prepared to hand over a donation to a local school damaged in the conflict.

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One young fan was delighted to meet the star.

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Admirers climbed the trees around the school to catch a glimpse of the Brazilian.

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A tiring day: Ronaldo grabbed some sleep on his father's shoulder.

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