PHOTOS 'MountainsMatter' theme chosen to celebrate this year's Int'l Mountain Day

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'MountainsMatter' theme chosen to celebrate this year's Int'l Mountain Day

Xinhua

08:49, December 12, 2018

A gigantic postcard breaking the Guinness Worlds Records is staged on the Aletsch glacier near Jungfraujoch in Switzerland, Nov. 16, 2018. Dec. 11 is the International Mountain Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains. "#MountainsMatter" is the theme chosen for this year's celebration of International Mountain Day. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

A gigantic postcard breaking the Guinness Worlds Records is staged on the Aletsch glacier under Jungfraujoch in Switzerland, Nov. 16, 2018. Dec. 11 is the International Mountain Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains. "#MountainsMatter" is the theme chosen for this year's celebration of International Mountain Day. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

Photo taken on Nov. 16, 2018 shows clouds near Jungfraujoch, Switzerland. Dec. 11 is the International Mountain Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains. "#MountainsMatter" is the theme chosen for this year's celebration of International Mountain Day. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

Photo taken on Oct. 30, 2018 shows the late autumn scenery of vineyards in Lavaux, Switzerland. Dec. 11 is the International Mountain Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains. "#MountainsMatter" is the theme chosen for this year's celebration of International Mountain Day. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

Photo taken on Aug. 5, 2018 shows the Rhone Glacier covered with white blankets near the Furka Pass in Switzerland. The Rhone Glacier is protected by special white blankets to prevent it from further melting as a result of global warming. Dec. 11 is the International Mountain Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains. "#MountainsMatter" is the theme chosen for this year's celebration of International Mountain Day. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

Photo taken on May 12, 2018 shows a meadow with narcissus radiiflorus on a mountain near Montreux, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Dec. 11 is the International Mountain Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains. "#MountainsMatter" is the theme chosen for this year's celebration of International Mountain Day. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

Cows are seen walking down the mountains through a bridge during the Desalpe festival in Charmey, Switzerland, Sept. 29, 2018. Dec. 11 is the International Mountain Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains. "#MountainsMatter" is the theme chosen for this year's celebration of International Mountain Day. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

Tourists visit the Jungfrau Region, near Interlaken, Switzerland, Oct. 4, 2018. Dec. 11 is the International Mountain Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains. "#MountainsMatter" is the theme chosen for this year's celebration of International Mountain Day. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

Photo taken on Nov. 12, 2018 shows the late autumn scenery of Davos, Switzerland. Located on the Landwasser River in the Swiss Alps, Davos is the highest town in Alps mountain areas. Dec. 11 is the International Mountain Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains. "#MountainsMatter" is the theme chosen for this year's celebration of International Mountain Day. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

Photo taken on Oct. 13, 2018 shows the mountain landscape near Oeschinensee, Switzerland. Dec. 11 is the International Mountain Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains. "#MountainsMatter" is the theme chosen for this year's celebration of International Mountain Day. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

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