Nepal's top politicians strapped on oxygen tanks Friday and held a Cabinet meeting amid Mount Everest's frigid, thin air to highlight the danger global warming poses to glaciers, ahead of next week's international climate change talks.
The government billed the stunt as the world's highest Cabinet meeting. The ministers, wearing yellow oxygen masks and purple sashes reading, "Save the Himalayas," sat at folding tables set up on a plateau with the snow-capped peak of Everest behind them.
Image: Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, left, arrives in Syangboche, en route to Kalapathar, a flat area at an altitude of 17,192 feet (5,250 meters) next to Everest base camp, in Nepal, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009.
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