Kabinet vergadert op Mount Everest

Nepalese politicians take part in a cabinet meeting at Kalapattar Plateau near Mount Everest on December 4, 2009, at an altitude of 5,262 metres (17,192 feet). Nepalese ministers held a high-altitude meeting on a remote mountain plateau in the shadow of Mount Everest to highlight the impact of global warming on the Himalayas. Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and 22 other ministers, equipped with oxygen cylinders, travelled by helicopter for the gathering on the Kalapattar Plateau up in world's highest mountain range. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA AFP