Photo of the day: Yamal

Margarita Moltanova, 5, plays with reindeers in the family traditional reindeer herding camp in Russia's northern Yamal Region. The indigenous reindeer herders in Russia’s northern Yamal Region, a remote section of Siberia where winter temperatures can sink below minus 50 degrees Celsius, are facing a man-made threat as officials push ahead with an unprecedented culling that calls for at least one in seven of the Yamal’s reindeer to be slaughtered

Margarita Moltanova, 5, plays with reindeers in the family traditional reindeer herding camp in Russia's northern Yamal Region. The indigenous reindeer herders in Russia’s northern Yamal Region, a remote section of Siberia where winter temperatures can sink below minus 50 degrees Celsius, are facing a man-made threat as officials push ahead with an unprecedented culling that calls for at least one in seven of the Yamal’s reindeer to be slaughtered

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Officials in Yamal Region push for unprecedented culling

Margarita Moltanova, 5, plays with reindeers in the family traditional reindeer herding camp in Russia's northern Yamal Region. The indigenous reindeer herders in Russia’s northern Yamal Region, a remote section of Siberia where winter temperatures can sink below minus 50 degrees Celsius, are facing a man-made threat as officials push ahead with an unprecedented culling that calls for at least one in seven of the Yamal’s reindeer to be slaughtered.

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