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Summer Snowfall In Kyrgyzstan's Naryn Region

As summer temperatures soared in Europe over recent days, Kyrgyzstan's central Naryn region was experiencing an unexpected snowfall. Up to 70 centimeters of snow covered high-altitude pastures in the region, causing power outages, blocking mountain passes, and killing livestock. (12 PHOTOS)

A child in Naryn is bundled up for unseasonable weather.
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A child in Naryn is bundled up for unseasonable weather.

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A shepherd struggles to pull a sheep out of a snowbank.
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A shepherd struggles to pull a sheep out of a snowbank.

Farmers reported that thousands of sheep, goats, and cows had died in the sudden cold snap.
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Farmers reported that thousands of sheep, goats, and cows had died in the sudden cold snap.

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A family prepares a meal from one of the animals in their herd.
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A family prepares a meal from one of the animals in their herd.

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A bird appears to be another victim.
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A bird appears to be another victim.

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Some residents, however, seem untroubled by the harsh weather.
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Some residents, however, seem untroubled by the harsh weather.

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