A view shows ice sculptures on the Lena river, constructed for the celebration of Orthodox Epiphany outside...
A view shows ice sculptures on the Lena river, constructed for the celebration of Orthodox Epiphany outside Yakutsk in the Republic of Sakha, northeast Russia, January 17, 2013. The coldest temperatures in the northern hemisphere have been recorded in Sakha, the location of the Oymyakon valley, where according to the United Kingdom Met Office a temperature of -67.8 degrees Celsius (-90 degrees Fahrenheit) was registered in 1933 - the coldest on record in the northern hemisphere since the beginning of the 20th century. Yet despite the harsh climate, people live in the valley, and the area is equipped with schools, a post office, a bank, and even an airport runway (albeit open only in the summer). Picture taken January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT RELIGION)
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