First day of COP26 in pictures: Protests, motorcades and queues

The climate conference got under way on Monday in Glasgow, with Joe Biden arriving in Scotland.

First day of COP26 in pictures: Protests, motorcades and queues STV News
COP26: Climate conference in pictures.

The first day of the UN climate summit got under way in Glasgow on Monday with hundreds of delegates entering the Scottish Exhibition Centre while protestors gathered around the city.

Nearly 200 countries are being represented at the SEC for two weeks of negotiations described as our “last best chance” to avoid climate catastrophe.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden will be among those addressing delegates over the next 48 hours.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and other members of the Scottish Government are expected to take part in talks later in the week.

Here’s how day one of the climate summit unfolded.

Some Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists arrived in Glasgow from Brighton dressed as a giant pair of eyes.STV News
Some Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists arrived in Glasgow from Brighton dressed as a giant pair of eyes.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Glasgow Central.Twitter
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Glasgow Central.
A group from Oxfam say top government leaders are not cutting emissions quick enough.STV News
A group from Oxfam say top government leaders are not cutting emissions quick enough.
Nicola Sturgeon with Greta Thunberg (left) and Vanessa Nakate (right).STV News
Nicola Sturgeon with Greta Thunberg (left) and Vanessa Nakate (right).
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived at the SEC in Glasgow.
COP26 banner attached to the Finnieston Crane comes loose in high winds.STV News
COP26 banner attached to the Finnieston Crane comes loose in high winds.
Large queue forms outside the COP26 Blue Zone.STV News
Large queue forms outside the COP26 Blue Zone.
Rainbow Warrior passes Ailsa Craig on its way to <a href=defy authorities by sailing up the Clyde.” />Greenpeace
Rainbow Warrior passes Ailsa Craig on its way to defy authorities by sailing up the Clyde.
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Glasgow refuse collectors are on strike after a pay offer was rejected.
Protestors march through Pacific Quay against the president of Sri Lanka over claims of genocide.
Protestors march through Pacific Quay against the president of Sri Lanka over claims of genocide.
Presidential motorcade leaves Edinburgh airport.STV News
Presidential motorcade leaves Edinburgh airport.
Presidential motorcade in Glasgow.
Presidential motorcade in Glasgow.

CNN’s anchor Wolf Blitzer is based in Edinburgh, where many heads of state and delegates are staying during COP26, but it is not the host city.