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A man in a military uniform plays the trumpet. Behind him is the blue hull of the icebreaker ship Arktika.
In July 2016, Russia celebrated the maiden voyage of the Arktika, a mammoth football field-sized vessel that could cut through ice nearly 10 feet thick. The launch of the ship was part of Russia's efforts to do more trade in the Arctic, as global warming opens up new routes.
Credit: Charles Maynes/PRI