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Welcome to the coldest village on Earth (10)

People's Daily Online)  09:45, February 04, 2013  

Cows walk back to their sheds after watering in the Oymyakon thermal spring. (

Edited and translated by Zhang Qian, People's Daily Online

If you think it is cold where you are at the moment, then a visit to the Russian village of Oymyakon might just change your mind. With the average temperature for January standing at minus 50 degrees Celsius, the village is the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world. Known as the “Pole of Cold”, the lowest ever temperature recorded in Oymyakon was minus 71.2 degrees Celsius.

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