Qatar set to host major climate talks - Article Photos 2/2

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 file photo, the Beam Down Pilot project, a joint pilot project of the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Japan's Cosmo Oil Company and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, takes the conventional concentrated solar power design and literally turns it to on its head at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Hosting the climate talks is the latest bid by Qatar to flex its muscles on the international stage, following its successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup and its backing of Libyan and Syrian rebels. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)