Annual lake clean-up in Nepal

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People clearing Phewa Lake in Pokhara, Nepal, a popular tourist destination, of the fast-growing water hyacinth yesterday. Every year, members of the tourism sector take part in the clean-up. The water hyacinth, a free-floating perennial plant, can grow to a height of about 1 m.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2017, with the headline 'Annual lake clean-up in Nepal'. Print Edition | Subscribe