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Near Lovozero [Lujávri,] Siberia, USSR, 1980 (click to view full size)

"Memory stakes a trail in a roadless land as a Saami, or Lapp, herder heads for his reindeer herd 30 miles from Lovozero. Since the 1930s, reindeer raising, the primary occupation of many Soviet Arctic people, has been managed mostly by state and collective farms, but animals forage on the tundra, surviving largely on lichens and mosses."

Text and photograph from "People of the Long Spring" February 1983, National Geographic magazine. This was National Geographic photo of the day 12/11/06.
Photo by Dean Conger.

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