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PHOTOS: The faces of COP26

Seve Paeniu, minister of Finance of the tiny island nation of Tuvalu, shows photos of his grandchildren on his phone as he makes his plea for action at the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 13, 2021. | Alastair Grant/AP Photo
Alok Sharma, president of the COP26 summit, is briefed on late developments Nov. 13. | Alberto Pezzali/AP Photo
Xie Zhenhua (left), China’s chief negotiator, talks with U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry as Frans Timmermans (right) of the European Union looks on Nov. 13. | Alberto Pezzali/AP Photo
U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry consults with Alok Sharma (left), President of COP26, near the end of the summit Nov. 13. | Alberto Pezzali/AP Photo
Bhupender Yadav, India’s environment minister, on Nov. 13. He told negotiators the blame for global warming lay with “unsustainable lifestyles and wasteful consumption patterns” in rich countries. | Alastair Grant/AP Photo
Andrea Meza Murill, Costa Rica’s minister of Environment, speaks as negotiators from around the world seek to find common ground on the last day. | Alastair Grant/AP Photo
A demonstrator is confronted at the summit Nov. 13. | Alistair Grant/AP Photo
Kristina E. Stege, a delegate from the Marshall Islands, speaks to the media Nov. 12. “We must strengthen action on loss and damage,” she said in a plea for aid for nations hit hardest by climate change. | Alberto Pezzali/AP Photo
Aminath Shauna, Maldives’ minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, warned Nov. 4 of dire consequences for her island nation. | Alastair Grant/AP Photo
President Joe Biden addresses the summit in Glasgow on Nov. 1. “This is a decisive decade in which we have an opportunity to prove ourselves,” he said. | Andy Buchanan – Pool/Getty Images
President Emmanuel Macron of France makes a point during the opening ceremony Nov. 1. He said: “Too many of us make commitments here and then sign trade agreements that do exactly the opposite.” | Yves Herman/Pool via AP
President George Weah of Liberia speaks at the opening ceremony Nov. 1. “We who are the richest in terms of forest resources and biodiversity, are the poorest in terms of socio-economic development,” he noted. | Yves Herman/POOL via AP
Britain’s Prince Charles speaks with actor Leonardo DiCaprio (left) in Glasgow on Nov. 3. The prince told the summit it was necessary to put the world on “a war-like footing” to confront climate change. | Owen Humphreys/Pool via AP
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks alongside fellow activists during a demonstration at Festival Park in Glasgow on Nov. 1. | Andrew Milligan/PA via AP
Climate activist Vanessa Nakate (second from right) of Uganda and other activists protest at the summit Nov. 8. | Alistair Grant/AP Photo
A protester wears a caricature head of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a protest near the venue of the summit Nov. 12. | Scott Heppell/AP Photo
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the press at the summit Nov. 10. He faced questions about a domestic scandal even as his nation hosted the event. | Alberto Pezzali/AP Photo
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (right) of Portugal greets Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as Boris Johnson looks on Nov. 1. | Christopher Furling/Pool via AP Photo
Alok Sharma, President of the COP26 summit, speaks during the procedural opening on Oct. 31. | Alberto Pezzali, Pool/AP Photo
Yasmine Fouad, the minister of Environment for Egypt, speaks during the closing session. Egypt will host the COP27 conference in November 2022. | Alberto Pezzali/AP Photo

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