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    Standing where the edge of a cemetery was. Recent photos showing destruction from rapid sea level rise were given to ABC by Micronesia's U.N. ambassador, Nasao Nakayama. He said, "Even the dead are no longer safe in my country."
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    Photos of a cemetery, provided by the Micronesian ambassador's office. The caption and arrow shows where the government says bodies were unearthed by rising sea water, and ended up on what remains of a nearby beach.
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    The Micronesian government says this picture shows sea level rise eating away at a graveyard that used to be many meters from the high tide mark.
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    A flooded home on one of the 607 islands of the Federated States of Micronesia. The government says such images are increasingly frequent as high seas on top of rapid sea level rise threaten to inundate the nation within the lifetime of today's children. Scientists tell Micronesians the ocean may rise at least three more feet in less than 90 years, and possibly more than 6 feet.
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    The rising water table in Micronesia, blamed on rapid sea level rise, is increasingly salty. The government says it is killing many Micronesian food crops, including, apparently, these breadfruit trees. These photos, with captions included, were provided by Micronesia's ambassador to the U.N.
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    Taro is a staple food crop of Micronesians -- planted in the centers of their islands, where they report the increasingly salty water table is destroying the crop.
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    In these photos from the Micronesian ambassador to the U.N., places are shown where the government says the rising salty water table is destroying agriculture.
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    The government of Micronesia says its 607 islands -- some 500 of them atolls and low lying small islands -- may be uninhabitable well before the end of the century. Captions were included by the Micronesian government.
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    The picture of paradise – tropical Micronesia's 607 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. The government says many of them will disappear in this century as sea level rises.
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