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    Tourists relax in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, the closest thing to Disneyland in Iceland.

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    With harsh weather common, plastic flowers adorn Greenland's graveyards.

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    A native Kuluskian entertains tourists with authentic folk tales and singing.

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    A lonely gas pump between the Kulusuk airport and the town of Kulusuk, population 310, in the Greenland countryside.

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    Ed Tower takes a break from a seal hunt off the Greenland coast to climb an island outcrop.

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    The author, his father, and their guide, keep a lookout for seals.

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    Ed and Wells Tower search in different direction for seals.

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    The guide keeps his rifle at the ready in case a seal is spotted.

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    Cathedral icebergs tower over the boat near the Greenland coast.

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    Traditional earthen housing, common until just after World War II, on the island of Heimaey, Iceland.

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    A sculpture on the island of Heimaey reminds residents to listen to the sea.

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    The town of Vestmannaeyjar, on the island of Heimaey, population 4500, where snow now rarely falls.

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