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People and landscape at Russia's frozen Lake Baikal

A ranger at Ust-Barguzin, a port town along the shore at Russia's Lake Baikal. Crowned the "Jewel of Siberia", Baikal is the world's deepest lake, and the biggest lake by volume, holding 20% of the world's fresh water. In the winter, the lake 31,722 square meter surface is entirely frozen with ice averaging 2 meters thick.

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Lake Baikal
A ranger at Ust-Barguzin, a port town along the shore at Russia's Lake Baikal. Crowned the "Jewel of Siberia", Baikal is the world's deepest lake, and the biggest lake by volume, holding 20% of the world's fresh water. In the winter, the lake 31,722 square meter surface is entirely frozen with ice averaging 2 meters thick.