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October 30, 2009

UN Secretary-gen. Ban Ki-moon plants Ginkgo

October 25: To celebrate Seattle’s contributions to protecting the global environment UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right, with shovel) participates in the commemorative planting of a Ginkgo tree in Seattle, Washington.
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Ban Ki-moon’s said to the World Affairs Council in Seattle on October 26:
"We have led a campaign that’s planted more than 7 billion trees around the world -– including, I might add, a Ginkgo Biloba I was honoured to plant yesterday at the Seattle Center."
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UN Photo/Evan Schneider

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