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Prince Harry joins injured veterans' trek in Shropshire

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Media captionPrince Harry joined the wounded veterans on a 17-mile route in Shropshire

Prince Harry has joined a team of wounded veterans to walk a section of their 1,000-mile (1,609 km) trek around Britain.

He joined them on a 17-mile route through Shropshire, finishing at Ludlow Castle.

All six ex-servicemen and women sustained injuries in the line of duty, many in Afghanistan.

The 72-day expedition started in Scotland last month and is set to end at Buckingham Palace on 1 November.

Former American football star Dan Marino also joined the prince during the Shropshire section.

The aim is to raise awareness of the charity Walking with the Wounded, which supports injured veterans.

Prince Harry was part of the organisation's trek to the North Pole in 2011 and South Pole in 2013, and was patron of their Everest expedition in 2012.

Speaking at the Walk of Britain launch earlier this year, he described the challenge facing the team as "formidable" and said it was important to "encourage people to continue supporting our servicemen and women, particularly those who are seeking to transition into civilian life".

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Image caption Prince Harry and Dan Marino played American football during a break in the Walk of Britain

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