Nepal Cabinet Meets at Everest Base Camp

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Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, center, and members of his cabinet raise hands in favor of a document to highlight the negative impacts of global warming on Mount Everest, seen in the background, during a special cabinet meeting at Kalapatthar, Friday, December 4, 2009. Nepal's government leaders strapped on oxygen tanks amid the frigid, thin air of Mount Everest to highlight the danger global warming poses to glaciers ahead of next week's international climate change talks. Kalapathar is a flat area at an altitude of 17,192 feet (5,250 meters) next to Everest base camp, the jumping point for climbers seeking to scale the peak. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)