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Large chunks of ice float offshore Severny Island in the Russian Arctic. Almost half of the 18,882-square-mile (48,904-sq-km) island is covered by the Severny Island ice cap, which — if considered part of Europe — is the largest glacier by area on the continent. The ice cap spans 7,900 square miles (20,500 sq km), making it about the same size as the entire country of Wales.

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