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Olkhon Island in Lake Baikal and City of Irkutsk, Russia – October 4th, 2010

52.2N 104.3E

October 4th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Russia - August 29th, 2010

The land around Lake Baikal appears green with vegetation in this summer image of eastern Russian Siberia, while the waters of the lake itself appear dark blue. In the upper right quadrant is Olkhon Island, the third-largest lake-bound island in the world, with an area of 730 km2.

Upon opening the full image, the city of Irkutsk can be seen near the southern extremity of the lake. The city is located on the banks of the Angara River, a tributary of the Yenisei, 72 kilometers (45 mi) below its outflow from Lake Baikal, and on the bank opposite the suburb of Glaskovsk.

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