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Chilling out: Locals flock to Kazakhstan's glaciers during pandemic

Prevented from travelling abroad by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kazakhs are flocking to the magnificent glaciers of the Tian Shan mountain range near their country's biggest city, Almaty.

February 26, 2021 / 02:58 PM IST
A tourist poses for a picture on the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist poses for a picture on the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist visits the Oktyabrskaya cave of the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist visits the Oktyabrskaya cave of the Bogdanovich glacier in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan, February 20. (Image: Reuters)
Tourists hike towards the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
Tourists hike towards the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist is seen on the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist is seen on the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
Tourists hike towards the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
Tourists hike towards the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist visits the Oktyabrskaya cave of the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist visits the Oktyabrskaya cave of the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist jumps as she poses for a picture during a hike towards the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist jumps as she poses for a picture during a hike towards the Bogdanovich glacier located the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist visits the Oktyabrskaya cave of the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist visits the Oktyabrskaya cave of the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
Tourists take pictures during a hike towards the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
Tourists take pictures during a hike towards the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist visits the Oktyabrskaya cave of the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
A tourist visits the Oktyabrskaya cave of the Bogdanovich glacier located in the Tian Shan mountain range near Almaty, Kazakhstan February 20. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Feb 26, 2021 02:58 pm

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