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Emile Ducke

July 31—Ekaterina Kondrateva, 43, her daughter Diana, 7, Tatiana Venzel, 39, and her daughter Anna, 1, spend a day at the beach as thick smoke hangs over Yakutsk. “We have a very short summer,” Kondrateva said. “In the winter, we have the fog. In the summer, it’s the smoke. Of course we’re tired of the smoke.”

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