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Post by Ryan Divish on April 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm
April 5, 2013 3:57 pm

AP file photo/Scanpix

A polar bear roams on the remote Svalbard archipelago between Norway’s northern tip and the North Pole, Sept. 1, 1998. The thousands of polar bears that prowl the archipelago are one of the main reason visitors venture to the frozen islands, which are as far north as one can go on a regularly scheduled airline. The huge and aggressive animals rarely come into Longyearbyen, the capital of the Svalbards, but local authorities recommend that visitors who head out of town take along high-powered rifles,which can be rented at local stores. (AP Photo/Scanpix)