COP26: The story from Glasgow in 15 pictures

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By Mary McCool
BBC Scotland news

Greta Thunberg arrivalImage source, Getty Images

As the official business of the UN climate summit took place behind closed doors, some of the most eye-catching demonstrations, passionate speeches and unusual stories unfolded on the streets of Glasgow.

The media frenzy for Greta Thunberg

It’s not often you’ll see an 18-year-old surrounded by police and clamouring journalists in Glasgow Central station – but Greta Thunberg is no average teenager.

During her time in the city, people flocked to venues and demonstrations where she was rumoured to appear, hoping to catch a glimpse or a quick word on camera.

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Greta Thunberg branded the COP26 climate summit a “global north greenwash festival”

After the first day of summit discussions, as world leaders enjoyed a glamorous VIP dinner in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, she addressed a crowd in Govan’s Festival Park,…

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