Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:15:00 GMT
Kiribati, to be gone too soon: In pictures

We document the life in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, a chain of 33 atolls and islands that stand just metres above sea level, spread over a huge expanse of otherwise empty ocean. With surrounding sea levels rising, Kiribati's President Anote Tong has predicted his country will likely become uninhabitable in 30-60 years because of inundation and contamination of its freshwater supplies

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North and South Tarawa are seen from the air in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati.

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