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Russians enjoy black mud carnival

2012-07-05 01:26:26 GMT2012-07-05 09:26:26(Beijing Time)  China Daily

People, covered in mineral-rich black mud, jump while posing for a picture near the Tus lake in Russia's Khakassia region, about 370 km (230 miles) southwest of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, July 3, 2012. Every year, Russians from different regions arrive at the Tus lake where they will live in a camp and bathe in the bitter-salty water. They believe that the black and blue mud which they smear on themselves has curative properties. [Photo/Agencies]

A woman smears mineral-rich black mud on a man's forehead near the Tus lake in Russia's Khakassia region, about 370 km (230 miles) southwest of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, July 3, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

People, with mineral-rich black mud smeared on their bodies, are seen near the Tus lake in Russia's Khakassia region, about 370 km (230 miles) southwest of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, July 3, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

People soak themselves in the salt waters of the Tus lake in Russia's Khakassia region, about 370 km (230 miles) southwest of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, July 3, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

A man, with mineral-rich black mud on his face, floats as he reads a magazine in the Tus lake in Russia's Khakassia region, about 370 km (230 miles) southwest of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, July 3, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

Every year, Russians from different regions arrive at the Tus lake where they will live in a camp and bathe in the bitter-salty water. They believe that the black and blue mud which they smear on themselves has curative properties.

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