Coldest place on earth: Siberian village sees -80F degrees
In a village in eastern Siberia, temperatures fell to -80 degrees (F) this week.
Oymyakon, a settlement of some 500 people, has the reputation of being the coldest permanently occupied human settlement on earth.
The harsh cold climate affects nearly every aspect of existence for the people who live in the area.
Some tourists went to take a plunge into an icy cold river in Oymyakon.
Frostbite is a constant danger, and unless cars are kept running - even when they're not being used - their batteries die at the low temperatures.
Over the weekend, two men froze to death when they tried to walk to a nearby farm after their car broke down. Three other men with them survived because they were wearing warmer clothes, investigators reported.
The winter diet is mostly meat-based, sometimes eaten raw or frozen. Some regional specialties include a dish of raw, long-sliced frozen fish, raw reindeer meat, and frozen horse liver.
The village in the remote outpost of Siberia recorded an all-time low of -97 degrees (F) in 2013.
Only Antartica has recorded lower official temperatures.