A real-life swan lake!

A real-life swan lake!

Hundreds of swans left their home in the Yamalo-Nenets region of Russia and moved to Altai region on the Svetloe lake for the winter. It's estimated that up to 750 birds have been living there. After conducting some tests on the swans’ feathers, l...
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Soviet river boats left to rust at Perm’s ‘ship cemetery’

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This business lets you preserve tattoos of deceased loved ones

This business lets you preserve tattoos of deceased loved ones

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Devoted dog waits outside hospital for weeks for sick owner

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Russian powerlifting champion searches for her parents after 30 years of separation

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Female-only village created by Kurdish women

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A real-life swan lake!

A real-life swan lake!

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