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A tourist takes selfies at Independence square in Colombo, Sri Lanka June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

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A tourist takes selfies at Independence square in Colombo, Sri Lanka

A Chinese tourist walks in the tongue of Glacier 1 at the base of the 7,556 m (24,790 ft) Mount Gongga, known in Tibetan as Minya Konka, China. Hailuogou is one of China's 8,500 monsoonal glaciers and the longest of 71 glaciers on the eastern slope of Mt. Gongga. Monsoonal glaciers are found at lower altitudes and are at much higher risk to the effects of rising temperatures and climate change. Chinese scientists studying the impact on the Tibetan plateau warn the ablation rate of monsoonal glaciers is alarming. Data shows the Hailuogou basin glaciers have lost nearly 3 kilometers of mass since the 1960s and the rate is accelerating. Some researchers are concerned the glaciers could shrink at an accelerated rate beyond the present 20 meters a year and thin at a rate of more than 1 meter per year. At an upcoming conference in Paris, the governments of 196 countries will meet to set targets on reducing carbon emissions in an attempt to forge a new global agreement on climate change.

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A Chinese tourist walks in the tongue of Glacier 1 at the base of the 7,556 m (24,790 ft) Mount Gongga, known in Tibet as Minya Konka. Hailuogou is one of China’s 8,500 monsoonal glaciers and the longest of 71 glaciers on the eastern slope of Mt. Gongga

A tourist takes pictures of an alpine panorama from a platform of Germany highest mountain Zugspitze, 2962 meters, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany on Monday

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A tourist takes pictures of the alpine panorama from a platform on Germany highest mountain, Zugspitze, 2962 meters high, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on Monday

Chinese tourists pose for pictures at Art in Paradise, an illusion art museum popular amongst tourists, on Thursday in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Due to a number of media clips of badly behaved "Chinese" tourists going viral on Thai social media over the past few weeks, the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association had an urgent meeting on Tuesday to try to find solutions for the "problem of Chinese tourists."

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Chinese tourists pose for pictures at Art in Paradise, an illusion art museum popular amongst tourists, on Thursday in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand's booming animal attractions

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Chinese tourists after paying an additional fee to pose for pictures holding a young tiger at Sriracha Tiger Zoo, in Pattaya district, southeast of Bangkok. Thailand’s zoos are under fire from animal lovers, critical of the tourists who show no care for the species other than a chance for entertainment and having their photo taken.

South Korean tourist police officers queue up for their inauguration ceremony near the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace and also one of South Korea's well known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. South Korea unveiled its new tourist police force to protect foreign tourists during their stay in Seoul. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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South Korean tourist police officers queue for their inauguration ceremony near the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbokgung Palace and also one of South Korea’s well known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea unveiled its new tourist police force to protect foreign tourists during their stay in Seoul. 

A tourist walks past the Pyramid at the Louvre museum in Paris

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A tourist walks past the Louvre Pyramid in Paris

A tourist wearing an umbrella drinks a bottle of water at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The National Meteorological Center forecasted that the temperature in most regions of China is likely to be one to two degrees centigrade higher than normal in July.

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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

A worker sweeps in front of Taj Mahal in Agra, India, early Monday morning, June 3, 2013. The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO Heritage site, was built in 1631 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year. (AP Photo/Pawan Sharma)

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A worker sweeps in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago...Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan, May 8, 2013. The Matsu archipelago, which was once front line against China, is now a military tourist spot.

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Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan on Wednesday. The Matsu archipelago, which was once the front line against China, is now a military tourist spot.