Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

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South African Foreign Minister and President of the 17th Conference... News PhotoCeremony,Diplomacy,Doha,Extreme Weather,Foreign Minister,Horizontal,Maite Nkoana-Mashabane,Opening Ceremony,Persian Gulf Countries,Politics,President,Qatar,SpeechPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPSouth African Foreign Minister and President of the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the 18th United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Doha on November 26, 2012. Nearly 200 world nations launched today a new round of talks to review commitments to cutting climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions. The two-week conference comes amid a welter of reports warning that extreme weather events like superstorm Sandy may become commonplace if mitigation efforts fail. AFP PHOTO / AL-WATAN DOHA / KARIM JAAFAR == QATAR OUT == (Photo credit should read KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images)