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    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    • Magical Blue Eye of Siberia: Changing Seasons on Lake Baikal
    A house by Lake Baikal.

    Lake Baikal is called the "Blue Eye of Siberia," "Sacred Sea" and "Diamond of the Planet" due to its uniqueness and being the largest fresh water lake by volume in the world. It is not only clean and transparent, but also contains so few minerals and salts that its water is virtually distilled.

    The deep lake is surrounded by mountain ranges and hills; the western shore is rockier and steeper than the eastern.

    Its picturesque surroundings with an exceptional variety of flora and fauna attract tourists from all over the world.

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    lake, nature, Russia, Irkutsk region, Baikal
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