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Abominable Snowman footprint. Igor Burtsev comparing the size of his foot with the cast made of a footprint discovered in August 1979 in the Pamirs mountain range of Central Asia. Burtsev was a member of the expedition that travelled to the region in an attempt to find evidence for the existence of the yeti, or Abominable Snowman. It is thought that this legendary mountain creature does not exist, and that the reports and evidence are due to the Himalayan brown bear. Photographed in Russia in February 1980.
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