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Young environmentalists protest in front of the Polish economy ministry in Warsaw, where the coal and climate summit is taking place. The country’s dependence on fossil fuel means it ranks fifth for carbon-dioxide pollution in the EU, behind Germany, Britain, Italy and France.
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Workers wait to enter a construction site early in the morning on Thursday near an advertisement urging people to protect environment, in Beijing.
A resident clears dead fish from the Fuhe river in Wuhan, Hubei, in central China, after large quantities began to surface the day before, apparently killed by severely high levels of ammonia in the water.
A beach can be seen along the coastline of Arnhem Land, east of Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five per cent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes. Geologists say the Northern Territory, which is the size of South Africa, has abundant diamond, gold and uranium reserves. However, a fifth of the Northern Territory is owned or controlled by aboriginal groups and many Aborigines have joined environmentalists to discourage mining. Read more
Ivory tusks are stored in boxes at Hong Kong Customs after they were seized from a container at Kwai Chung Container Terminal.
Thai workers clean up crude oil after it was washed ashore at a beach on Ko Samet Island, Thailand. Read more
Activists, with faces painted to resemble tigers, take part in a protest against the trade in Sumatran tigers on Global Tiger Day, in Jakarta
Greenpeace demonstrators climb the Shard building, in central London, on Thursday. Greenpeace said on it’s website that the six women attempting to climb the Shard, the tallest building in western Europe, were protesting against drilling for oil in the Arctic
A tourist wearing an umbrella hat drinks a bottle of water at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The National Meteorological Center forecast that temperature in most regions of China is likely to be one to two degrees centigrade higher than normal in July
Cassiopea ornata jellyfish are seen in the Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, southwest of Tokyo, Japan. The aquarium displays various jellyfishes as its key feature.