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In Photos: Industrial Cleanup Efforts in Russia's Far North

More than 70 volunteers and scientists from across Russia this week completed a major ecological cleanup effort in Russia's Far North.

The bulk of efforts took place in the village of Khatanga, which has a population of about 3,000 and is one of Russia's northernmost inhabited settlements.

The first stage of the Russian Geographical Society's "Arctic: General Cleaning" initiative saw more than 200 tons of industrial waste cleaned up.

The second phase is scheduled for 2024.

Here are photos from life in Khatanga and the cleanup efforts that took place there: