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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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