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The Latest: National pavilions save the world colorfully

The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:

2 p.m.

Balinese dancers welcomed visitors to the Indonesian pavilion on the first day of vital climate talks near Paris.

The dance by four silk-costumed performers was one of the more exotic attractions in the carnival-like national pavilion hall, which resembled an Epcot Center with countries from Ivory Coast to Brazil showing off their efforts against climate change.

Long lines for expensive concessions was another aspect of the event that brought to mind an amusement park, but here the cups are reusable and paper waste is kept to a minimum — visitors are not...