Siberian City on Alert Over Wild Bear

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Residents in the Siberian settlement of Khanty-Mansiysk have been warned not to risk their lives by taking photos of a bear sighted within the city limits, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Monday. The town's Emergency Communications Office reported a number of sightings this week, while bear-related posts have flooded local social media.

Local people have been reminded not to approach the bear or to try to take a photo of the animal, but to report all sightings immediately to the local authorities, RIA Novosti reported.

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