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In Pics: Stirring Stills From the World’s Coldest Place, Oymyakon

Oymyakon is one of the coldest permanently inhabited places on the planet. 

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Oymyakon, a rural locality in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, is one of the coldest permanently inhabited places on the planet. In this settlement of around 500 people, winters are no small affair. In fact, the schools in this region remain open even when temperatures dip as low as -40 degrees, reports The Washington Post.

Eyelashes freeze and frostbites are not unusual for people in this part of the world. Not many would know that cars are often kept running, even when they are not being used, to keep batteries from freezing. And who’d want that?

Below are some glimpses from the world's coldest place.

(With inputs from the Washington Post.)

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