GENERAL VIEW OF MIR KIMBERLITE PIPE.
Picture shows a general view of one of Russia's biggest kimberlite pipes, Mir, near the town of Mirny in western Yakutia region, August 30, 2001. Mir, discovered in 1955, was the first kimberlite pipe of the former Soviet Union. The kimberlite pipes located in Yakutia remain Russia's main source of diamonds. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin