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When thrown into cold air at minus 53 degrees Celsius boiling water explodes into vapour & ice. This is because boiling water is close to a gas and breaks into tiny droplets that can freeze at once. Siberia, Russia

A winter street scene in Verkhoyansk the coldest town in the Northern Hemisphere. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

Sergei, a Yakut horse herder frosted up at minus 50 degrees Celsius. Verkhoyansk Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

A Yakut horse herder riding in the winter time near Verkhoyansk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

Lena Potapova helps her mother peel potatoes at home in Verkhoyansk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia

The Potapova family pose outside their home in Verkhoyansk. Yakutia, Siberia. Russia.

The Potapova family having lunch at their home in Verkhoyansk, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

Lena Potapova frosted up at minus 52 degrees Celsius in the winter at Verkhoyansk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

Pavel Sleptsov, a 35 year old hunter, on his horse at Korban in the winter time. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

Pavel Sleptsov, a 35 year old hunter, on his horse at Korban in the winter time. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

A Yakut horse struggles to haul a sled of ice up a slope in winter at Korban.  Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

A Yakut horse herder riding in the winter time near Verkhoyansk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

A window of a house coated in frost and snow during the winter in Yakutsk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

Lena Potapova & her sisters Varya & Tanya look through a window at their home in Verkhoyansk, Yakutia Siberia

Lena Potapova walks to school in Verkhoyansk at minus 52 degrees Celsius. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

Lena Potapova carrying frozen milk back to her home in Verkhoyansk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

Cow's milk stored in frozen blocks during the winter at Verkhoyansk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

Lena Potapova and her sister Varya making Pishkij at their home in Verkhoyansk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia

A Yakut herder combs ice from a horse in winter at Korban. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

A horse & sleigh being used to collect river ice at a herders' camp at Korban. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

A man uses a horse & sled to collect river ice to melt for water near Verkhoyansk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

A 100 year old Yakut

Horse herders playing cards inside a 100 year old Yakut

Cold winter air spills onto the floor of a warm herders hut as someone enters.Korban Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

A Yakut horse herder dressed in traditional horse skin clothing in the winter time near Verkhoyansk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

A Yakut herder keeps watch over his horses in winter time near Verkhoyansk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

An apartment block coated in ice and frost during the winter in Yakutsk. Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.

A young Yakut woman dressed for winter's cold in a fox fur hat coat. Yakutsk, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.
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