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Activists plant flag on Arctic seabed

Greenpeace trek to North Pole highlights campaign to create sanctuary there and opposition to mining in the Arctic.

Last Modified: 15 Apr 2013 18:53
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A team of young explorers working with Greenpeace has trekked to the North Pole to plant a flag on the seabed. It is part of a campaign to create a sanctuary there.

The so-called Flag for the Future was part of a capsule containing the names of three million people who oppose mining in the Arctic.

Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane explains.

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