An aerial view the Mount Everest range some 140 km (87 miles) ...
Feb 22nd, 2011
(AFP/File) - An aerial view the Mount Everest range some 140 km (87 miles) northeast of Kathmandu on January 14. Fifteen Nepalese civil servants will soon abandon their desks for the slopes of Everest to improve government understanding of the challenges facing the Himalayas, organisers said.(AFP/File/Prakash Mathema) -
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