Prince Harry opens weeklong US visit

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Britain’s Prince Harry toured an exhibition about land mines, a cause dear to his late mother, Princess Diana, to open a weeklong U.S. visit devoted to the wounded victims of war.

For the prince, the tour Thursday in the halls of Congress was a world away from the Afghanistan war zone where he recently served for 20 weeks in an attack helicopter. It was just as far removed from his hijinks in a Las Vegas hotel room last year, when fuzzy photos got out of a naked Harry playing strip billiards.

One of America’s most storied wounded warriors, Republican Sen. John McCain, escorted Harry at the exhibition. On Friday, the prince visits Arlington National Cemetery and a military hospital before flying to Colorado for the 2013 Warrior Games.

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