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Cuban pruner climbs tall palm trees to cut down berries

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Omar Aguilar, a pruner or "desmochador", climbs a Royal Palm tree to cut branches of berries on a farm on the outskirts of Havana February 17, 2011. The Royal Palm Tree, is also known as Cuban Royal Palm, and its berries are commonly used to feed pigs and produce oil.

Desmond Boylan / Reuters

Omar Aguilar, a pruner or "desmochador", climbs a Royal Palm tree to cut branches of berries on a farm on the outskirts of Havana February 17, 2011.

Desmond Boylan / Reuters

Branches of berries lie on the ground after Omar Aguilar cut them from a Royal Palm tree.