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Dec 16, 2016

Reindeer herding in Russia’s Arctic

Reindeer herding in Russia’s Arctic

n Russia's remote Arctic regions, reindeer herding has been a way of life for centuries.
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A herd of reindeers is seen inside an enclosure as herders select and sort them in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 28, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A herder walks with reindeers along the tundra area in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 27, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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An Orthodox church is seen in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 25, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A herder stops for reindeers to have a rest while riding along the tundra area in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 27, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A herd of reindeers is seen inside the enclosure as herders select and sort them in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 29, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A view shows a tent belonging to reindeer herders in the tundra area in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 27, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Reindeer herders cook and have a meal inside a tent in the tundra area in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 27, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A man stands at a site, which is holy for local residents, during the sunrise in the tundra area in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 26, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A herd of reindeers is seen inside an enclosure as herders select and sort them during sunrise in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 28, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A herd of reindeers is seen inside an enclosure as herders select and sort them in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 28, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A girl watches herders selecting and sorting reindeer near the enclosure in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 28, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A herd of reindeers is seen inside an enclosure as herders select and sort them in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 28, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Herders select and sort reindeer inside an enclosure in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 29, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Herders select and sort reindeer inside an enclosure in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 29, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A herder smokes while selecting and sorting reindeer inside the enclosure in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 29, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A herder sits inside the enclosure where they select and sort reindeer in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 29, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Herders select and sort reindeer inside the enclosure in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 29, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Reindeer antlers cut off by herders lie inside the enclosure in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 29, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Herders cut off reindeer antlers inside the enclosure in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 29, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Herders select and sort reindeer inside the enclosure in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 28, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Farm employees process reindeer carcasses in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 29, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Farm employees process reindeer carcasses in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 29, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Farm employees process reindeer skin in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 29, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Reindeers graze in the tundra area during sunset in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 26, 2016. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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