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Aid supplies are being unloaded by Fijian soldiers from an Royal New Zealand Airforce C-130 Hercules plane in Suva. Tool kits, generators, ration packs, water containers and chainsaws make up part of the New Zealand relief following Tropical Cyclone Winston. The death toll from the cyclone that hit Fiji over the weekend climbed to 29, local media reported. Cyclone Winston, the most powerful storm in Fiji’s history, battered the country’s main island of Viti Levu and other smaller surrounding islands on Saturday.
Residents dance during their daily exercise amid the heavy smog in Beijing, China
Dancers perform for the official opening of the Pacific Islands Forum in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The Pacific Islands Forum goes on until Friday and will address the regions vulnerability to Climate Change
Members of the glaciology unit of Peru’s national water authority walk on the Pastoruri glacier in Huaraz, Peru. The glaciology unit is measuring ice thickness and according to Alejo Cochachin at the unit, the Pastoruri glacier retreated 576 metres between 1980 and 2014
A storm approaches in Hong Kong. Bad weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on coastal areas of neighbouring Guangdong province in southern China.
The Pastoruri glacier in Huaraz is one of the fastest receding glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, according to a 2012 paper by the University of Texas and the Huascaran National Park. Peru is home to 71 per cent of the world’s tropical glaciers, which are a source of fresh water for millions, but 22 per cent of the surface area of Peruvian glaciers has disappeared in the past 30 years alone, according to the World Bank. Environmental issues are under the spotlight during a meeting of a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Stockholm from September 23-27.
Clouds build up over the Victoria harbour before a storm breaks in Hong Kong on Tuesday.