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guyabano
02-13-2008, 11:31 AM
Think our winter's been a bit grim? Try visiting Yakutsk – the Russian city where 'a bit nippy' means minus 50C, and a quick dash to the corner shop could end in frostbite.




Yakutsk: (pop. 200,000), a Siberian city that is the coldest city on Earth. Temperatures of minus -50C are 'normal' although if it gets below -55C children can have the day off school.

The image above was taken last December (via) and shows women waiting for a bus in -40C freezing fog. The image below (via) was taken on January 9th, 2008 and shows Lenin Square. The temperature was -46C.



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Whilst Yakutsk holds the title of coldest city on Earth, Oimyakon/Oymyakon (pop. 800) holds the record for coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth. Temperatures in this small village have reached −71.2 °C (−96.2 °F). Today's temperature is a 'balmy' -23C, although it feels like -48C







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FatimaAsSideqah
02-13-2008, 11:50 AM
As Salaam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

Wow sooo freezing! Jazaak'Allah Khair for good pictures!

Allah Hafiz
Sister Fatima
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czgibson
02-13-2008, 12:00 PM
Greetings,

Wow - I would not last very long in that place!

Peace
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FatimaAsSideqah
02-13-2008, 12:02 PM
I can see on 6th picture, is that the fish markets?
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guyabano
02-13-2008, 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by RighteousLady
I can see on 6th picture, is that the fish markets?
Yeah, funny heh ? No need for a freezer box ! :D
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Keltoi
02-13-2008, 03:32 PM
At least they have cheap air conditioning bills...although I'm sure the gas bill is a doozy.
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north_malaysian
02-13-2008, 03:37 PM
OMG.... I wouldnt go there.... it's like living in the freezer...
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