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Clinton's Arctic visit

2012-06-04 08:23:58 GMT2012-06-04 16:23:58(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Stoere, right, talk together onboard the Arctic Research vessel Helmer Hanssen on a fjord, near the northern Norwegian city of Tromso, Norway, Saturday June 2, 2012. Clinton is trekking north of the Arctic Circle, a region that could become a new international battleground for resources. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

The University of Tromso's research vessel Lance sails near a fjord off Tromsø, Norway. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a first hand look at the way a warming climate is changing the Arctic, opening a once frozen region to competition for vast oil reserves. (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, speaks with Jarle Aarbakke, Rector of the University of Tromso, aboard the Arctic Research Vessel Helmer Hanssen during a boat tour of the coastline with Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Stoere, unseen, off the coast of Tromso, Norway, Saturday June 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Stoere (back) talk onboard the Arctic research vessel Helmer Hanssen while touring a fjord off Tromso June 2, 2012. The top U.S. diplomat took the unusual step of visiting Tromso, a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle, to dramatize U.S. interests in a once inaccessible region whose resources are up for grabs as the sea ice melts with climate change. REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd L) greets members of a crowd as she walks with Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Stoere (L) after a boat tour of a fjord off Tromsa June 2, 2012. The top U.S. diplomat took the unusual step of visiting Tromso, a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle, to dramatize U.S. interests in a once inaccessible region whose resources are up for grabs as the sea ice melts with climate change. REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) points to a drawing of a fish onboard the Arctic research vessel Helmer Hanssen while touring a fjord off Tromso June 2, 2012. The top U.S. diplomat took the unusual step of visiting Tromso, a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle, to dramatize U.S. interests in a once inaccessible region whose resources are up for grabs as the sea ice melts with climate change. REUTERS

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a first hand look Saturday, June 2, at the way a warming climate is changing the Arctic, opening a once frozen region to competition for vast oil reserves.

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