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Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia

Lake Baikal, the "Pearl of Siberia" is largest by volume freshwater lake in the world with an average depth of 744.4 m (2,442 ft). Lake Baikal holds roughly 20 percent of the world's surface fresh water.

Listvyanka Sunset Image © Daniel Allen
Listvyanka Sunset Image © Daniel Allen

Temperatures plunge to well below freezing in winter.

Image © Daniel Allen


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