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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius, on November 27, 2018. Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. / AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
Updated 29 November 2018

Ice harvesting

Ice harvesting

Many people in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic depend on melted water as there is no other way to supply water due to extremely cold winter temperatures in the permafrost-covered region. Villagers harvest ice from a local lake near the settlement of Oy, some 70 km south of Yakutsk, with the air temperature at about minus 41 degrees Celsius.