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James Cameron Visits Lake Baikal

James Cameron, director of the world’s highest-grossing film of all time, “Avatar,” arrived at Lake Baikal on Sunday to dive to the bottom of the 1,642-meter-deep lake, RIA-Novosti reported.

Cameron on Monday will join the crew of the two Mir deep-submergence vehicles, which have dived in Baikal since 2008 as part of a scientific expedition studying the world’s biggest freshwater lake.

Cameron worked with the Mir's crew when filming his 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” using the Russian vessels to examine and film the sunken ship.


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