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Ice fishing on the River Volga, Russia. Ice fishing involves making a hole in ice over a river or the sea. Here, drill implements have been used to make the holes. The fishing lines are then lowered through the holes in the ice, and the men and women then wait for a fish to take the bait. The River Volga, which flows south through Western Russia into the Caspian Sea, is Europe's longest river. Photographed in March 2003, in the Kostroma region of Russia.
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