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Spitsbergen Reindeer

Caption: Reindeer graze on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in this 1992 photo. Many reindeer on Spitsbergen have starved to death because of rain-on-snow events, in the same way as musk oxen on Banks Island died by the thousands in 2003.

Credit: Jaakko Putkonen

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