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Fighting for the Planet’s Future: The Political Week in Photos

Negotiators at the COP26 climate summit in Scotland pressed on to reach a deal to slow global warming but faced a host of obstacles in the final hours of the meeting.

While the surprise pact between the U.S. and China late on Wednesday injected new optimism, wide divisions remained over calls to phase out coal and fossil fuel subsidies. At the conclusion of the meeting, many countries will make declarations of intent on cutting emissions that won’t be legally enforceable.