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Nepalese PM to Present US President With Everest Rock

The prime minister of Nepal plans to give the U.S. president a Mount Everest rock as a symbol of concern about climate change.

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is scheduled to attend a United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York during the coming week.

He plans to present President Barack Obama with a stone from the summit of Mount Everest.

Everest is the world's tallest mountain, at nearly 8,900 meters.

The World Wildlife Fund says Mr. Nepal will bring the memento to Mr. Obama as a "symbol of the melting Himalayas."

Back in May, a Nepalese Sherpa climbed Everest for a record 19th time. At the top, he unfurled a banner that read: "Stop Climate Change."

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.