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A Saudi family arrives for the the Hael International Rally in Hael Nufud desert in 2011.

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A seagull stands on an iceberg that has broken off from a glacier in Greenland

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Delegates receive copies of the deal agreed at the UN climate change talks in Lima on Sunday

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Nations sign up to publishing national plans for curbing carbon dioxide emissions

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Environmental groups slam watered-down climate pact drafted by UN in Lima

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Miguel Arias Canete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy

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