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In Pictures: Prince Harry in Afghanistan

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Prince Harry, shown on patrol in a deserted town in Afghanistan in 2008, has spent 10 weeks serving in Helmand Province.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry sits with a group of Gurkha soldiers after firing a machine gun from an observation post. He has long said he has wanted to put his skills as a soldier into practice.

Prince Harry

Deployed as a member of the Household Cavalry, Prince Harry talks to aircraft operating over Afghanistan on New Year's Eve, 2007.

Prince Harry

Harry's deployment comes after the prince's planned tour to Iraq last year had to be cancelled because of security risks.

Prince Harry

In an interview following his deployment to Helmand Province, Prince Harry described how he appreciated being "sort of a normal person for once".

Prince Harry

Prince Harry has said that while on patrol he feels aware that his presence may put his comrades at risk, and said he attempts to keep his face covered.

Prince Harry

Harry's deployment to the front line was subject to a news blackout deal. He has expressed disappointment that the embargo broke down after being leaked by foreign media.

Prince Harry

Harry spoke of his relief over the mission. He said he felt: "A bit of excitement...finally, [to] get the chance to actually do the soldiering that I wanted to do ever since I joined."





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