A view shows ice sculptures on the Lena river, constructed for the celebration of Orthodox Epiphany outside Yakutsk in the Republic of Sakha, northeast Russia. According to the United Kingdom Met Office a temperature of -67.8 degrees Celsius (-90 degrees Fahrenheit) was registered in 1933 – the coldest on record in the northern hemisphere since the beginning of the 20th century. Yet despite the harsh climate, people live in the valley, and the area. The roof of a house is covered with snow in the village of Tomtor. And despite its terrible winters, in June, July and August temperatures over 30c are not uncommon. People wait to cross a road in Yakutsk, in the Republic of Sakha, northeast Russia. The village, which is home to around 500 people, was originally a stop-over for reindeer herders who would water their flocks from the thermal spring. Ships are moored on the banks of a river for the winter outside Yakutsk in the Republic of Sakha. A car covered in ice is pictured near a playground . A man sells fish at the Farmers’ Market in Yakutsk. Due to the extrem conditions nothing grows, so locals are dependent on meat for the nourishment. Traffic lights are seen covered in snow in Yakutsk, in the Republic of Sakha. A car drives through the snow at night near Vostochnaya meteorological station, some 500 km northeast of Yakutsk . Locals keep their cars running all day for fear of them not starting again if turned off. A minibus drives along an ice road across the Lena river, outside Yakutsk.