Afghan father-son duo bike 7,000 miles for peace

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre right) is presented with a traditional chapan coat from a father and son bicycling team from Afghanistan. Also pictured is Mahmoud Saikal, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the UN.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A father and son cycling team from Afghanistan have biked 7,000 miles to deliver a hopeful message of peace to UN Headquarters.

They reached New York after leaving Istanbul, Turkey, completing the first leg of what they hope will be a round-the-world journey.

They are raising awareness that despite the continuing violence and upheaval in their homeland, many there want an end to conflict.

The UN Secretary-General said they were sending a "strong message" to the world.

Alex King watched them arrive…

Duration: 1'48"

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