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In Photos: Frozen Lakes in Winter

Indoor work

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(Image credit: Ted Ozersky)

Sampling huts on Station No. 1 at Lake Baikal, Siberia.

Natural reactions

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(Image credit: Hans-Peter Grossart)

Gas bubbles from submerged wood at the shore frozen into the ice at Lake Stechlin in Brandenburg, Germany, in 2011.

Odd ice formations

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(Image credit: Hans-Peter Grossart)

Ice at the southern shore within a reed stand, at Lake Stechlin in Brandenburg, Germany, in 2011.

Deep, dark samples

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(Image credit: Anson Mackay)

Researchers Mike Sturm and Lena Vologina extract sediment cores from frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia.